black cats are my favorite cats. unfortunately, that isn’t a sentiment that’s shared by the majority of the world. there are lots of superstitions involving black cats, lots of old wives’ tales surrounding black cats, and as a result, lots of fear of and dislike for black cats.
don’t hate a cat just because it’s black. black cats will be every bit as loving as any other cat. black cats are statistically the least adopted, and have the highest rates of euthanasia. the saddest fact is that a lot of black cats aren’t even given the chance to be adopted by shelters: if shelters are on the verge of overpopulation, and some new cats are brought in, a lot of times they’ll euthanize the black ones right away, assuming that they won’t get adopted and just take up space.
it’s October, Halloween is just around the corner. while I don’t want to perpetuate the stereotypes that make black cats so feared and hated, I do have to admit that October makes me think of black cats. (probably because so many people say that witches’ cats are black.) so this October, if you or someone you know is planning to adopt a cat, consider a black cat.
don’t hate a cat right away because of its color. no black cat will hate you because of the color of your hair.