This time of year you can barely go anywhere without seeing the image of a black cat. We love to decorate with black cats. We dress up our kid's as black cats and send them trick or treating. We make cupcakes and pumpkins that look like black cats. But when it come to adoption from the animal shelter the black cat's are often overlooked. In fact all black animals, even dogs, have a difficult time finding homes.
With cats, it may be based on the old superstition or people just don't think that a black cat is colorful enough for them. The truth is that a black cat is just as beautiful and loveable as any other color cat. Each cat has it's own personality and there is no reason why you shouldn't have a black one. Black cat's are not evil or mean or unlucky. The fact that these animals are passed over is such a shame.
Black cat's can be wonderful pets. I know from experience. My black cat picked me to be his owner, he showed up on our doorstep one day and never left! Cocoa was a darling bundle of black fur and one of the happiest and most playful cat's I have ever known. He remained that way almost to the end. Even when suffering from acute kidney disease, he still had that spark that I will never forget. I have to say that I was a very lucky person to have such a joyful friend for eighteen years.
Keep in mind that most animal shelters do not allow adoption of a black cat until after Halloween. If adopting a cat or dog is somewhere in your future, please consider adopting a black one. Watch the video below put out by www.cats.org.uk/black-cats and share it with your friends.
Click the link for more information about celebrities involved in helping black cats.
T i t l e : "Sadie Sunbathing" A r t i s t : Rachel Parker
The beautiful photos below are from the Flickr group Black Cat Awareness.
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This post is dedicated in memory of my very own black cat.
"Cocoa" 1991 - 2009