Give the raven-coated feline in your life a squeeze because it’s Black Cat Appreciation Day! Every year on this day, animal-lovers celebrate these special kitties and spread awareness about what great pets black cats can make.
Here at the ASPCA, it’s no surprise we love black cats, but because of outdated—and incorrect—myths and superstitions, they have long been unfairly linked to bad luck for centuries. But the truth is, while black cats get a bad rap, they’re just as sweet and loveable as the next feline! In fact, in many cultures black cats are considered a prized pet. In places like Japan and the British Isles, they’ve even been thought to bring their pet parents good luck.
We hope you will join us today in celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day by sharing this article with your friends and family to encourage black cat adoption, or consider bringing home your own ebony-colored friend by heading to your local shelter and adopting a black cat.
If you already have a resident black kitty at home, we’d love to see your photos! Share your best photo using the hashtag #BlackCatAppreciationDay—you just might persuade someone else to give these sweet felines a little extra attention.
Sweet, sensitive Tootsie has been waiting for a loving home for more than two years. This shy girl needs some extra time to adjust to new friends and faces, but once you’ve earned her trust, she’ll come to you for playtime and chin scratches! Our Adoptions team can provide some great tips on how to help Tootsie acclimate to her new home.
Tootsie prefers a quiet environment where she is the only cat. She does have experience living with human siblings, and would do best with kids aged 12 or older. Adopt Tootsie today!
Tootsie is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting Tootsie, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.
Have you been considering adding a furry friend (or two!) to your family? Now is your chance! This Saturday, August 15, hundreds of shelters nationwide will participate in an exciting “Clear the Shelters” event. Participating organizations will reduce or completely waive their adoption fees to help connect adoptable animals in their care with safe and loving homes.
Our Adoption Center, located in New York City, will take part in the event, waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats Saturday.
The ASPCA has also provided support for the event in the form of grant funding to a select number of participating organizations across the country. “Clear the Shelters” is sponsored by the NBCUniversal-Owned Television Stations division of NBC Universal and Telemundo.
We look forward to hearing the many happy stories that will result from this exciting event. Please help us Clear the Shelters by finding a participating shelter near you and giving a homeless pet a second chance.
The lives of Los Angeles shelter pets just got much happier thanks to some very generous community members!
This past Saturday, August 8, the ASPCA and California Assemblyman David Hadley (R-South Bay) joined forces to raise awareness about local shelters with a special donation drive and pet adoption event benefitting shelter animals in Southern California.
The event asked community members to support the efforts of the Carson Animal Care Center (ACC), a high-intake shelter in Los Angeles County, with donations of pet food, water bowls, toys, litter and other much-needed resources that help the shelter care for the animals that come through their doors. Attendees were encouraged to bring their own furry friends to the event, and the Carson ACC was on-site with adoptable cats, dogs and even two rabbits hoping to meet their forever families.
With nearly 300 people in attendance, the shelter quickly surpassed their goals, finding loving homes for 26 pets and ending the day with a couple truckloads of new supplies.
“We’re proud to team up with Assemblyman Hadley to promote the great work that shelters do to care for animals in need throughout the community,” said Kevin O’Neill, Senior State Director of ASPCA Government Relations for the Western region. “Californians are passionate about animal welfare and we’re excited to honor that with an event providing local residents a way to directly help the homeless animals in their neighborhood.”
During the event, attendees also had the opportunity to speak directly with Assemblyman Hadley and representatives from the ASPCA to discuss ways citizens can help strengthen animal welfare legislation in California.
We want to thank Assemblyman Hadley and all of our supporters in California who were able to make it out to this meaningful event!
We are excited to announce that 145 shelter dogs, cats and kittens took flight on Thursday during a large-scale animal transport, and will now be available for adoption at partner shelters in Oregon and Washington state. The ASPCA teamed up with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, along with Wings of Rescue, to transport these animals from LA County shelters by plane in the hopes of giving them a second chance to find loving homes.