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On Black Friday, local shelter calls attention to black pets in need of a home

Retailers all over are slashing prices today to kick off the holiday shopping season. The Animal Ark shelter in Hastings is giving Black Friday a furry twist. With several black animals waiting for a new home,the shelter is offering special deals for those who adopt today, Nov. 25.

With every approved adoption application, people taking home a new pet today receive discounts on pet food, collars, leashes and other merchandise. They will also get free micro-chipping, free spay or neutering, free vaccinations for their pet and more.

Those adopting black cats or dogs will be able to adopt at half price.

Animal Ark is located at 2600 Industrial Court in Hastings. For more information, call 651-772-8983 or go to