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So There's No Prejudice Against Black Cats. Oh, Really?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, black cats )

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An ASPCA study says coat color doesn't affect adoption rates in shelters. My experience says that's total BS. What's yours?

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Kit B (276)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 5:49 am

Foolish superstitions lead many away from black cats and dogs. I have seen it happen in our shelters here. Appearance does matter and color is part of the appearance, people who have decided that a black cat will bring bad luck will not listen to reason.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 6:55 am
I just read this again for the hundreth time when i was looking at local rescue sites for adoption days 2 days ago..... It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. The black cats seem to be avoided. WHY??? They are shiny and beautiful. I think it might have been petfinder or the Animal Service league (??) that said they call these black cats mini panther cats and then it stated "Isn't that cool"? That was a great little paragrapgh . They are beautiful, silky and so shiny. I loved the way i think it was The Animal service League put it. Changing the wording like that I thought was great and hoping they get chosen more often. I've never ever heard of such a stupid reason to not fall in love with a black cat. I have seen black siamese with those ice blue eyes and they are simply stunning..

This thing where supposedly "Black Dogs" are more vicious is crazy. Where did that ever start from. What about a black lab. They are lovable and like mush dogs. Precious dogs. I had a black dog when younger. I would never even think because It's black ,that it might it might be scary or too dangerous.

KIT - ya, these foolish and so stupid superstitions lead many away from them. I am superstiticious in a fun way but not related to animals... I don't know how someone could be that stubborn and not listen to reason as Kit states.

Naoko i (264)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:13 am
As a Japanese I really don't understand why and how people so stubbornly and foolishly believe that black cats/dogs bring bad luck. What lies at the root of it?? Is this superstition found both in Europe and America? Is it ingrained in Christianily?? Do such people mentally live in the Medieval Period??
As Prima writes, black cats are beautiful and adorable. Looks a little mysterious maybe...but if I'd adopt a cat from a shelter, I'd definitely choose a black one.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:20 am
Very happily I don't really see this *black* thing at the shelters where I work. People around here are pretty solid, down-to-earth country and farmer folk.
We DO see a rise in people wanting black cats (and orange cats too!) around Halloween. We don't ban adoptions, but our already very thorough background checks and evaluations are even more careful.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:58 am
I love my black cat. He's the smartest of my three...and the most affectionate and demonstrative. He is the biggest Hellion too and always busy... but once you go black, you never go back. My ex neighbor's black cat knew she had lung cancer before her drs discovered it. He would lay his head on the very spit where the drs foynd it. He did it all thru her treatment until the spot was gone; then he stopped. Her nurse cat. Black cats are little black diamonds. Little parlor panthers. Knowing these little gems are overlooked is tragic...they have special stuff like they know they hace to work harder.

It's almost time to buy Zosy's pumpkin...bc I tell him every black cat comws with a pumpkin. And I live that sinerines toy can't see their noses and they dart around like little shadows in the dark.


Roseann d (178)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:59 am
Zody not Zosy

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:47 am
Some people are so stupid believing in superstitions!

Mike M (40)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:47 am
It is foolish to believe but my father still draws hex symbols when he sees one.

Ljiljana M (115)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:59 am
Out of the many homeless strays I was domesticated in order to finally be sterilized, the black ones where: wildest at first, most cuddle after a while, most difficult to trick and trap for the surgery, most forgivable (to me) after that & lived the longest life afterwards (in the open). I adore black cats!

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:03 am
Noted, thanks.

Sara P (55)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:46 am
What we talking about, have you seen my avatar? And also my previous baby was black!!!!!!

Caroline S (78)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 12:27 pm
Black cats or dogs bring bad luck???? Soooo stupid .....}:-((

Shaheen N (64)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 1:29 pm
Noted, thanks for sharing.

Vicky P (476)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 2:09 pm
There's been polls done and there are people actually scared of them based on colour out there still even if it's proved wrong, so it is BS

. (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 3:38 pm
My shelter has no proble in adopting out black cats. Generally, they are the most affectionate .Next are the marmalades...

Solitary Eagle (324)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 5:46 pm
I see it at our humane shelter here. Also, they will not allow the adoption of black cats around Halloween here because people have been known to adopt them just to kill them on Halloween for some terrible and insane reason.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:56 pm
Black cats are awwwdorable plus, I have met many of them and all have been fabulous cats, sadly some people have superstition!
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