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Promoting Black Cat Adoption

Posted by terrepruitt on October 27, 2021

From what I understand today (October 27th) is National Black Cat Day. Some places say National Black Cat “Appreciation” Day as the day was created to help promote black cats. They historically have a low adoption rate from shelters because some people believe black cats to be bad luck. I personally don’t believe that, but if someone does that is their prerogative. But what I try to do is counter that belief by educating people that don’t have a fear of black cats, to get one when they can.

When I went searching for a cat I wanted A cat. I found one and was told she was bonded with her sister and that we needed to take two. I really didn’t want to. The person in charge said that she would let us just take the one but her sister was black and would have a hard time being adopted. First of all she had to tell me her sister was black because I had never seen her, she hid the whole time, second of all I didn’t want two.

Eventually we decided to take them both and of course we are so glad we did. They are hilarious together and both so sweet. The black one talks so much and it very entertaining.

Anyway . . . National Black Cat Day. When you go to adopt a cat, if you can, if black cats hold no negative meaning for you, check out the black ones.

I wrote a post about luck and black cats a couple of years ago, and, no, Teagan is not magically hanging on to her tower, the photo is flipped because the place I have it stored has changed stuff. I may or may not get around to fixing it . . . but it is really the eyes.

Today she was complaining about me to me because I was following her around trying to get a picture of her. She doesn’t like the mama-razzi/paparazzi. So here she is scratching out her annoyance.  “Get the camera out of my face, mom.”

What do you think about black cats?

7 Responses to “Promoting Black Cat Adoption”

  1. KDKH said

    I think they’re gorgeous- but they need special protection around Halloween.

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  2. Sadly, we have to be careful about adopting out black cats close to Halloween. I hate that, because they’re great cats, but some people do want them for the wrong reasons.

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    • I keep hearing the shelters in my area have a very rigorous adoption process even when it is not Halloween. This – what you have said – is something I have never thought about and it is horrific. Thank you (sort of – you know what i mean) for sharing.

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  3. jamjet73 said

    We have a shelter that won’t let you take a homeless cat if you already own a cat, that’s insane I believe. =^..^=


    • I read that four times and I . . . what? So, if you OWN a cat, you can’t get another one? I am not understanding. Most people that have cats have more than one. For 14 years we only had one and so many people didn’t understand that so I feel like it is more common for people to have more than one cat. I would really love to hear the reasoning behind that rule at that shelter. Thanks for sharing!


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