Debunking the Black Cat Myth

A common question asked by our volunteers is “Why do black cats have such a hard time finding homes?“. Sadly black cats have long been considered bad luck, and have unfairly been linked to witchcraft and superstition for centuries, but anyone who has adopted or met a black cat will agree that this is not true!  For the month of February ALL of our black cats over the age of 8 months have a reduced adoption fee of $100 (vs. $175) in an effort to help them get adopted and debunk the classic negative black cat myths. View their profiles now!

Ella6Black Cats Are Often Unwanted: True.

Sadly black cats are the hardest cats (or kittens) to get adopted. In fact, they are only half as likely to find homes as more colourful cats. Certainly very unfair and unjustified, as they are beautiful on the inside and out! Help set the record straight and adopt Ella for some added sweetness this February! ADOPTED!!

audrey1Black Cats Bring Bad Luck: False.

In reality the color of a cat’s coat has nothing to do with bringing you good or bad luck. Did you know that in Japan and the British Isles black cats are thought to bring good luck? We know many adopters of black cats who would agree, and feel very lucky to have their feline friend! Adopt gorgeous Audrey for some extra luck this February… and always! ADOPTED!

nunuBlack Cats Are Evil: False.

There is nothing evil about playing or trying to sneak onto your lap for some cuddles. If you are lucky (and remember you will have extra luck with a black cat in your home) a black feline will greet you with a little nuzzle, purr, lick or meow to make you feel loved. Does that sound evil? We think not. Adopt Nunu for some added fun in the home!

moon1Black Cats Make Awesome Companions! True.

Black cats may get a bad rap, but really they are just as lovable as the next furry feline. Help us turn their luck around and adopt a new family member. Help break the black cat myth spell and adopt Moon this February… she has been waiting for years, she is purr-fect and she has been ADOPTED!!

Please share this cat feature with your friends and family and help our black cats find loving and deserving homes this February.

30 Comments on “Debunking the Black Cat Myth

  1. I have a black cat and she is the coolest cat ever. Shes very intelligent, chatty and VERY sweet and affectionate. She’s also extremely beautiful and shiny, with bright green eyes. Shame on those who label these beautiful creatures as evil or bad luck. I’d have to question the mental health of those individuals!

    • I question anyone’s mental health when they have nasty things to say about cats in general. My rescue cat is so cute and funny, I wanted to get another cat and I wanted a black and white. But then i changed my mind. 2 months ago i was told about a cat in the garage, This kitty was waiting to be rescued I did not have to trap her. So I decided to keep her. I knew in my heart she was meant to be apart of my familuy.

  2. The Kitten I found 3 weeks ago has been examined and the Vet puts her at 8 months. I honestly thought she was about 6 months. I still cannot believe that someone left her underground on her own. I suppose they thought dumping t
    he kitten underground she would be found sooner rather than later. But still its criminal to abandon a baby it should be criminal to abandon a cat or kitten. And those people whose cats get out do everything you can to find them.

    Kudos to all you animal lovers who are doing a most wonderful job taking care of these cats.

    • I am housing another black cat. She is has just been fixed and she too was abandoned at 6 months had babies at 7 or 8 months. The Animal Shelter puts her at about a year. We think a little older. She is scared and just came out of the bedroom and Last night she meowed incessantly, and the same today. I am worried she won’t adjust. or moreover she has new babies somewhere and that is why she is crying. I would hope that the animal shelter would have told me if she was nursing or if she had babies recently. I pray she is adopted out and adjusts well. It doesn’t help that I have 4 of my own cats either.

      • Cathy, I know what you are going through, I was in the situation as you. She will adapt, but she needs time and patience. I found that putting my night howlers in crate overnight in a completely dark room helped. Leave her to meow and she will eventually get the idea it won’t do her any good to make a fuss through the night. The meowing through the day, well i dont have an answer for that, i just tried to ignore it best i could. Just make bedtime a routine, bedtime, same time every night. Kiss, cuddle, then put her in her crate and close the room door till morning. My basement bathroom is the darkest & quietest room in the house, it works for me. But it will take many months. Good luck, please don’t give up on her. =^’^=

      • Unfortunately, I released her. Now I wish I did not release her. she is on her own and Poppa seems to be fighting with her and all the other cats around. I am not sure what will happen with him but he needs to be trapped and fixed or he could be ill and in pain. I won’t know until I can get permission to bring him in without being registered.
        We also have another cat that came from another colony he is ear tipped I have never seen him before. But all the cats seem to congregate at my friends yard and it is hard on her. I don’t think Blue wants to be indoors May when i get the shed fixed up for her and the others and I get to be around them when I am feeding them she may want to come in and try to be more friendly, but from what I see she is afraid. really afraid.
        I went out early today and saw her I put the food at the shed but i also placed a trail of food when I came back from the shed I put wet food out just outside my friends yard and hopefully, I can get her to stay at the shed until I come with the food.

        My prayers are with all the animals and their caretakers. God Bless you all.

      • Oh, Cathy. It sounds like you are out of your depth. I have been rescuing strays for many years and I must confess made many mistakes along the way. Unfortunately, an unfixed male can be a real challenge. The will torment females, fixed or not to mate, they don’t know any better. I have 5 females and 3 toms. All are fixed except one stray male. He is making a real nuisance of himself. Her follows the females like he is possessed and fights with the other two fixed toms. He thinks he has competition. He is very shy and I believe has the making of a nice cat as he is not aggressive with humans at all, and only with the toms if the females are around. I have only been feeding him for about 2 months and just waiting on the opportunity to trap him for neuter. Once a cat if fixed, it can take up to 8 weeks for the hormones to fade. The younger the cat, the quicker the results. We had one older tom who was about 10 years old before he was fixed. Although he was very placid with the cats and humans, he was such a loving cat. He never lost the urge to go out through the night or to roam for days on end. Your poor little girl doesn’t know what is good for her.

        I wish you luck Cathy. It takes a lot of patience and a big heart to take a stray in. I have a feeling you might get another chance with her.

      • I might get another chance. I think that if she wants in she will most likely, stand under my balcony. That is how i know she will be ready. In the meanwhile I will keep calling her name. I still haven’t heard about any colony in my area is missing. Poppa is on our agenda, I just need to know if I can bring him in without them wanting to see the colony, otherwise we are all in trouble.

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