Cats in Animal Shelters: Exploring the Common Perception that Black Cats Take Longer to Adopt

  title={Cats in Animal Shelters: Exploring the Common Perception that Black Cats Take Longer to Adopt},
  author={Lori R. Kogan and Regina M Schoenfeld-Tacher and Peter Hellyer},
  journal={The Open Veterinary Science Journal},
Secondary analysis of pre-existing data from two Colorado animal shelters was conducted to assess the impact of shelter cats' coat color on time required for adoption. One shelter included adult cats and kittens, the second shelter included kittens only. Results indicated that black cats, regardless of age or sex, require the longest time to adopt. They are followed by primarily black cats with other colors. Other color cats take less time to adopt than either black cats or primary black cats… 

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