Shelter fees cut to promote black-pet adoptions

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A Grand Junction animal shelter is cutting fees to increase adoption chances for black pets.

The Roice-Hurst Humane Society says black-coated animals may wait weeks, sometimes months, longer than other animals to be adopted because of their color.

Shelter general manager Judy Bowes tells the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel superstitions about black cats and bad luck could play a role.