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      Black Friday adoption event

      This Friday will mark a different kind of Black Friday for the Quincy Humane Society.

      It plans to hold a Black Friday adoption event this Friday and Saturday.

      KHQA's Rajah Maples visited the shelter Tuesday afternoon for an inside look at some of the animals who need a home.

      Some refer to it as the "Black Dog Syndrome" in the world of animal rescue. For some reason, black dogs are the very last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized across the country. The Quincy Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, but its plethora of black dogs this time year has it pleading for animal lovers to give these 4-legged friends a home.

      What is it with black?Melody Seybold said, "I think one of the reasons, it's just the most common color of animals, and I think people are always looking for something different."

      Special Events Coordinator Melody Seybold hopes this weekend's Black Friday adoption event will result in some happy unions. The Quincy Humane Society currently has 25 black puppies, 9 black dogs, 11 black or black and white cats that need homes. And this Black Friday...and Saturday for that matter....comes with a deal -- black cat adoptions will be 50 percent off; black puppy adoptions come with a free puppy class and those who adopt black adult dogs will receive a free grooming appointment.

      Seybold said, "Most of our animals are owner surrenders. So it's just people can't take care of them anymore. The puppies, we actually had one of the litters of 10 was dumped on us. We found them outside when we were closing. Someone had left them in a tote."

      This dog, named Popeye, has a special place in my heart. I rescued him from rising floodwaters in Northeast Missouri this past June. He's a black lab that's about a year old.

      Popeye, along with the other black dogs, puppies and cats can be found at the Quincy Humane Society's new digs on North 36th Street.If you'd like to view the humane society's dogs, cats and puppies, log on to