The Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare is currently full, and for a variety of reasons, there is an abundance of black or mostly black dogs. On Friday, May 23, Animal Welfare will begin hosting “Black Out Friday” every Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to encourage people to adopt these dogs. Currently, there are 14 black or mostly black dogs at Animal Welfare.
 
The adoption fee for “Black Out Friday” will be reduced from $80 to $25. There is a spay/neuter fee of $50, but if the owner returns to Animal Welfare with proof of the surgery, that money will be refunded. Donations from Libbie Wathall, Cherie Bland, and other groups have helped make these events possible; so far, $300 has been donated.
 
“We are trying to find new ways to encourage people to adopt animals from us,” says Director Sarah Tenon. “Since we’ve noticed that people tend to not adopt black dogs – whether from superstition or premature graying or other reasons – we wanted to provide some incentive to adopt one of these lovable animals and give them a home.”