In much of the western world, black cats are thought to bring bad luck. This, of course, is both untrue and unfair. But, while black cats don’t bring bad luck, they certainly have it. Indeed, animal shelters say black cats (and black dogs) are less likely to be adopted, and thus more likely to be euthanized, than cats of other colors.
The Humane Society of Pasadena, Calif. is looking to change that. In honor of Friday the 13th, the organization is offering $13 adoptions of black cats, including, ”spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, the first set of vaccinations, a follow-up health visit at a participating veterinarian, as well as a complimentary health and wellness exam from a participating VCA Animal Hospital.” That’s quite a discount; normally, would-be pet parents pay up to $70.
The organization even plans to offer this promotion for the 13th of every month from now on!
Kevin McManus, the Pasadena Humane Society’s adoptions supervisor, says,These cats and kittens are just as affectionate and adorable… Unfortunately superstitions about black cats make it harder to adopt them out. Hopefully this promotion will shed new light on them and get them into the loving homes they need.”
Click here to check out the adorable cats up for adoption.
Still not convinced? See a great video of 10 reasons you’d be lucky to own a black cat on the next page!
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