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A New Study Shows People Judge Cats By Coat Color

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, colour )

- 1992 days ago -
Making assumptions about cats based on color is common, but wrong. And it really hurts shelter cats.

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Thomas P (280)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:49 am
Thanks. Black, red, white, orange, gray, a matter. I love all kitties!

Kit B (276)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:06 am

Don't judge just accept them (like people) and love them.

Christeen A (370)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:24 am
I love them all. Thank you.

. (0)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 12:26 pm
In my shelter, orange/ginger cars & kittens are the first to be adopted. Next are black cats, and grays. Torties have a bit of a drag; they can often be unusual in nature, friendly, but not cuddly -generally speaking. Same for all whites.

Jane H (139)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 1:30 pm
I had heard that a cat's personality is more related to wether the cat is male or female; male cats being more affectionate than female cats.

Talya H (10)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 3:54 pm
Thanks for the share!

Sam E M (0)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 5:34 am
If I adopt a cat or dog from a shelter I let it choose me, not the other way around. If we commune a while and get on well then there's a great basis for adoption. :)

Sam E M (0)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 5:36 am
Forgot to say that whatever colour or race makes no difference. If your personalities click together then the rest doesn't matter. :)

penny C (85)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:04 am
I have a tortie similar to the one in picture.My son in law went to the humane shelter in St Louise & she was the ugliest little runt of a kitten left so he took her as he figured no one else would.However the ugly ducklin turned into a swan.She is still tiny but has the most biggest personality & character in the world.She is now 19 & still makes our lives so happy with her in it.We ended up with her when she was 18 months old as their apartment did not allow animals.The Canadian customs officer said "welcome to Canada Kitty" when we brought her in & she has stayed here ever since:)I also never judge a cat by its coat its their personalities that count.My Mother(RIP) always chose cats that were fiesty & no one else wanted.They also were characters & worked out well for my Mum as she could be quite fiesty at times!!She ran a shop & her cat used to chase out the dogs who came in!!All the dogs in the neighbourhood were scared of him.He also lived untill about 18 years old.But all her cats were like that:)

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 9:17 am
if there were one with green, or sky blue fur. I'd really want that cat.

the shelter one I have now is solid grey. named him gary. because you can spell the color gray. and it's close to gary. other cats were born to ferals and i tamed them because I hijacked them during weening time. bite me. I stole a cat from the wild.

i like the pibald tabbies too.

Carol H (229)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 4:21 am
people, what do they know??? all colors are best color!! love them all!!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:05 am
Torties are adorable plus, so many colourful cats with character out there!
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