Ask almost anyone affiliated with an animal shelter or rescue group about black cats and dogs, and they will tell you these animals are the least likely to find a home, and because of this black cats and dogs are more apt to be euthanized at overcrowded kill shelters.
How much of a difference does this make for a black furred shelter cat? A spokesperson for Chicago Cat Rescue of Chicago claims, " Black cats are nearly two-thirds less likely to be adopted than their white feline friends”
In order to raise awareness of this sad but true fact about black cats and dogs February is Black Cat and Dog Syndrome Month. Chicago Cat Rescue is doing something big to help raise awareness of the plight that black furred cats and dogs face. This 501(c)3 charity is sponsoring its 6th Annual Black Is Sexy Event.
According to Chicago Cat Rescue co-founder Julie Adams “Over the past five years, Sexy Black has attracted a growing number of supporters who turn out to celebrate their own black pets and to lend support to the homeless black animals in our community,” Adams says“We plan to party the night away, while raising awareness of the plight of black animals. Our mission is to save more lives.”
Sexy Black 2014 will take place Saturday, February 22, 7:00 to 11:00 PM at Chicago Party Animals located at 1133 W. Fulton Market, Chicago. Tickets are $30 but attendees can save $5 if they purchase their tickets in advance.
• Refreshments and activities include a complimentary keepsake photo from the Sexy Black Photo Booth, a selection of food, including vegetarian and vegan dishes, music by The Fuzzbox Chicago DJs, a cash bar and a raffle.
Sponsors of the event include, Gold Sponsor-Mid North Animal Hospital, Silver Sponsor Pets First Veterinary Clinic, Bronze Sponsors Cat The Fridge dot com, and Cats In the City, LLC cat sitting service, Beer Sponsor Good Beer Hunting, and Promotional Materials Sponsor, Prographics.