Why You Should Adopt a Lucky Black Cat


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, thePasadena 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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Carole R.
Carole R.about a month ago

I adore black cats.
God bless them all.

Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

Adopting an animal is a blessing itself

Nathalie L.
Nathalie L.about a year ago

I have a black cat, he's the 1st cat I adopted and I love him very very much... Martin is a good cuddly cat... Cats are a blessing

Maureen Heartwood

I wanted a black cat for my next adoption, but I just ended up with two tuxies. Oh well, maybe next time. :)

Mary B.
Mary F.2 years ago

I loved my black cat, Amelia! She had me for 17 years and trained me well! She would tickle my eyelashes in the morning to wake me up!

Joanne M.
Joanne M.2 years ago

I love all kitties!

Kath P.
Kath P.2 years ago

I adopted a black kitty from a shelter. I picked him because he was a 'squeaky wheel' constantly meowing...turned out he was hungry. While I was filling out the paper work I noticed at least 10 more black kittens and wondered why they hadn't been adopted. The girl told me that people didn't like black cats. All's the pity...my little boy has been a pure joy.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Love all of them.They are wonderful

Debbi Ryan
Deb Ryan2 years ago

Black cats are my favorite!

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman2 years ago

I love them All :) I would like to have a little Black kitten :-) Tnx