Here's a story confirming what those of us doing rescue work have known for a while - black animals don't get adopted as quickly as non-black ones. Black cats, as well as black lab mixes are usually abundant in shelters. Love should be color blind but for a variety of reasons, these companion animals aren't chosen like their white, ginger, and torti cousins. This is a photo of a wonderful boy named Arthur whom a friend and I rescued off the streets of Seattle. He and two other kitties had apparently been left behind by renters who moved and left the cats outside. Proving the point of the USA Today story, I was able to find an adoptive home for the gorgeous Siamese boy but Arthur and his shy girlfriend happily ended up staying with my friend.