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The REAL Scary Truth about Black Cats

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:15am

Have you heard the myth that black cats are unsafe in October, in part because witches may try to adopt them for rituals? We sure have. But guess what? Top ASPCA experts agree that it’s just not true.

At the ASPCA, we LOVE black kitties. (Some of our friendliest cats, like Marissa, are black—yet Marissa has waited more than nine months to find a family. What’s up with that?)

Aside from the most important reason to adopt black kitties—that they really need extra help finding homes—here are a few reasons to take home one or two:

  • Their fur won’t show on your little black dress.
  • You can tell your kids you adopted a mini panther.
  • Black cats go with everything.
  • In most cultures, black cats are a sign of good luck.
  • You already know black cats are awesome—you have one at home! If you’ve got a great black kitty, tell us about him or her in the comments. You just might persuade someone else to give these felines a little extra attention.

Comments

Comments

JR

Lititia, I can't BELIEVE some jerk killed your black cat! I teared up when I read that. Who could kill an innocent little kitty sitting on her own porch like that? What a repulsive human being that neighborhood bully is! I would be so angry if I were you! I am sorry that happened. I hope you are able to forgive the person that did that. Poor Twighlight! :(

Josh

That's so awful. Poor little innocent animal that can hardly defend herself. I love my little black cat Binx, and miss him every time I'm away from him. He's my little buddy, and more importantly, he's family. I don't look at him like a pet or that I own him anymore.

critterlover125

That is so sad! What kind of idiot would do such a thing. Life isn't fair. 'm sorry to hear that, Lititia. I would be devastated I my pet died. Innocent animals killed. I'm sorry to hear that. VERY sorry.

critterlover125

That is so sad! What kind of idiot would do such a thing. Life isn't fair. 'm sorry to hear that, Lititia. I would be devastated I my pet died. Innocent animals killed. I'm sorry to hear that. VERY sorry.

Kay Keller

I have several black cats. They are just as sweet and playful as can be, and very intelligent. Mine are very well-behaved. One sleeps on the bed with me, right beside me, and muffs me and gives me kitty kisses. Mine are long and short hair and I seldom see any black cat hairs on furniture, carpet, or my clothes.

cathy

i have a black named jenny. found her when 3 wks 8 ounces w 2 worms now is 5 yrs old she has her own personalty i wouldnt change her OR GIVE HER UP. LOVE HER VERY LOVABLE

Teresa

We had a black cat for 14 years. He was awesome! Friendly with everyone. Had a great personality. He wore his emotions outwardly. When he had an attitude - he showed it. When he was playful - there was no stopping him. Funniest cat we ever owned! Loved him - Miss him!

Ladyblue

My black is Zeusy. He is almost four and has to be near me most of the time. He is a real lover and I just don't know how I am ever going to get along without him someday. I wish I would have gotten his sister when I got him. He loves to be held and loved and loves his tabby cat sister Miss Winnie very much. If I could, I would adopt more.

Dr. Rick

My Beauty is an amazing cat. Love's to sit on your head. Always wants to be close to humans. Very intelligent and gentle unless your a wild bird.

Dr. Tyler Sergent

I rescued my two black kitties from a feral litter I found near my house (I rescued all of them, but only two were black). They're both all black with yellow eyes. Bosco is a very large, long-haired cat who is so sweet but is sometimes afraid of his own shadow. Matewan is large (i.e., pudgy) medium-haired cat who is both thoughtful and very sweet. They're both 10 years old now, happy and healthy and safe.

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