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Everything Animals: Animals face racism, too

Burlington, Vermont - June 21, 2011

Cute. Young. Blonde. At first glance those are the traits Hollywood looks for in its next big star. But it might surprise you to know that those are the traits people look for when choosing their pet.

Animal rescuers say that older animals and black animals tend to languish in shelters while their younger, lighter colored counterparts find new homes with relative ease. But appearance has nothing to do with temperament and has no bearing on whether an animal will be the right pet for you.

Lisa Haynes of Save Our Strays and Vaunne Alden of North Country Animal League have seen their fair share of animals come and go and currently have a number of very adoptable yet still-homeless animals in their care. They brought some on the show and the Channel 3 staff can vouch that each is sweeter than the next.

Check them out here, here, here and here.

Watch the video to learn more about the "look factor" and see Keagan get VERY close with one of the guests.

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