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Pit bulls, black cats and black dogs hardest to place for adoption
Hall shelter, Humane Society also try to screen owners
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Camilla Langley, 4, plays with a cat Saturday at the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville. Langley visited the shelter with her siblings, who were there to get community service hours for Junior Beta Club by giving the animals attention and letting them exercise out of their cages. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Unfortunately, not every creature that enters an animal shelter will come out. Pit bulls, pit bull mixes, black cats and black dogs are the most unlikely animals to be adopted from local shelters, according to those who run them. While stigma and negative perceptions may make pit bulls or pit bull mixes an undesirable adoption choice, overbreeding may also play a factor.