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Minnesota animal shelter's 'Black Friday' sale aims to offset dark-furred pet prejudice

Published 11/26/2011, Pioneer Press / MCT

Thousands of animals are killed each year in Minnesota for one reason -- the color of their fur. Because of changing tastes of pet owners, black dogs and cats often go unadopted in shelters and are ultimately euthanized. That's why an animal shelter in Hastings had a "Black Friday" sale Friday. The Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter cut adoption fees in half for any black dog or cat, hoping to clear out its backlog of black animals.

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