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Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17!

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
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At the ASPCA, we LOVE black kitties—but the sad truth is that not everyone feels the same way. Due to outdated (and incorrect) myths and superstitions, black cats have a really hard time getting adopted. That’s why we were so glad to learn that this Sunday, August 17, is Black Cat Appreciation Day!

To celebrate this holiday, we put together just a few of the many reasons we appreciate these raven-coated kitties:

  • Black cats go with everything—and they’ll never go out of style!
  • You can tell your kids you adopted a miniature panther.
  • Their fur won’t show on your little black dress.
  • In most cultures, black cats are a sign of good luck.
  • Black cats are just as loving, sweet and wonderful as any other cat!

We hope you will join us in celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day by heading to your local shelter and bringing home a black cat this weekend. If you’re in the New York City area, come meet some the black cats available at the ASPCA Adoption Center right now:
 

Salem

Salem 
Salem can be a bit shy with new people, but once he gets to know you, he’ll shower you with purrs, head-butts, and plenty of lap time. If properly introduced, this handsome 2-year-old can live in a home with another cat.
 

Pinky 
This sweet, soulful 4-year-old cat is ready for his forever home. He’s a bit nervous around other cats, so Pinky would do best in a home where he gets to be the only pet. He also has a soft spot for yummy treats!
 

Princess

Princess 
Princess is a sensitive kitty and can be timid around new people. Once she relaxes, though, she is very sweet and enjoys petting. She will do best in a home with an experienced cat adopter and respectful kids ages 14 and up.
 

James and Gwendolyn

James and Gwendolyn
James (4) and Gwendolyn (6) are another bonded pair. These sweeties like attention, but they also appreciate their solitude from time to time. Both are FIV positive and would do best in a stable home with an experienced adopter.
 

Bernard and Minerva

Bernard and Minerva 
Bernard and Minerva are BFFs (Best Feline Friends), so they are looking for a home together. These four-month-old kitties would do best in a quiet home with respectful kids ages 12 and up.

8.18.14 Update: Bernard and Minerva were adopted!
 

Comments

Comments

Cathy

I have always loved black cats. Currently I have a sweet little girl named Nala who always brings a smile to my face.

Colleen Hiltz

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George

I’ve had a black cat named Kali Ra for six years now. His name comes from
putting together the Hindu Black godess’s name of Kali (which was going to
be the cat’s name when I thought he was a female) with the name of the Egyptian
sun god of Ra. Hence Kali Ra or as I refer to him as “Kali’s Son (sun)”. And my
grandmother, who was an Orthodox Jew and was also in stuff like getting her
Tarot cards read, told me that while it is considered unlucky by some to have a
black cat cross your path, it is suposed to be good luck to own one. Happy Black
Cat Appreciation Day to all of you other black cat owners!

Barb

My husband and I have three rescued cats and our first is a black cat named Trevor. We found him on Thanksgiving in 2008 a week after our dog Scarlet passed away. He is the most beautiful loving cat and we love all of our cats so much. Here is to black cat appreciation day. They do bring good luck. Make adoption your first option and please spay and neuter.

BK

I've had two black persians. Dandelion (19 years before he passed) and Cocoa 9 years (before he passed). I LOVE having black cats. Both of my babies were an absolute JOY to my life and I think of them every day! I am a testament to the fact that Having a BLACK CAT is WONDERFUL!!

Tina Mathews

I am owned by 5 black cats, all rescues. I love and appreciate every one of them. A friend wanted people to post their superstitions about Fri. the 13th on Facebook. I posted that I had 5 black cats so Fri. 13th didn't bother me. Though I have had some bad luck, I never once blamed it on my black cats. I think it is so ignorant to think that a cat could control or be responsible for what happens to a human! Utter stupidity!!

Chris

Our Jynx is the most loving cat, he has been a wonderful addition to our family!!!!

Becca

I have a little black rescue kitty cat named Midna (10 points if you know the reference). She is the most wonderful thing to have come into my life in a long time. She has so many special qualities and the greatest personality. I absolutely love her, and would recommend anyone get a black cat from a shelter... they are amazing companions.

cheryl

I CANNOT BELIEVE THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE BELIEVING THE MYTHS ACCUSATIONS
WELL IF SO THINK IT TRUE THEN WHITE CATS COME FROM GOOD LUCK
WAKE UP WHAT 16,17 CENTURY NOT THERE NOT REAL EITHER
MUST WATCH A LOT OF MOVIES?MAYBE WHY
PREJUDICE AGAINST ANIMALS
DON'T BE PLEASE

cheryl

I MISS MY LIL BLACK KITTY CAT A LOT
MINX WOULD PLAY AND BE SUCH A FRIEND TO ME
I'LL NEVER FORGET HER,
NOR ANY OF MY OTHER DIFFERENT COLORED PETS

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