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Animal Shelters Working to Overcome Superstitions About Black Cats (VIDEO)
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, cats, black cats, adoption, animal shelters, pets, animaladvocates )

- 2444 days ago -
Employees at pet shelters around the country say the inaccurate belief that black cats are somehow unlucky or are linked to supernatural traits has a negative effect on their adoption rates, making them less likely to find a home than cats of other color
Friday the 13th and the Black Cat Syndrome
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, pets, black cats, environment, protection )

- 3231 days ago -
Black cats are the unwitting mascots of Friday the 13th and Halloween, and are the felines-of-choice for scary Hollywood scenes, witch lore and cursing people with bad luck. Believe or not, these superstitions often haunt black cats who end up in animal
Eight Lucky Black Cats Find Homes Day on Black Cat Friday
Animals  (tags: Black Cats, Thanksgiving Shopping, Black Cat Friday )

- 3463 days ago -
West Milford -- The day after Thanksgiving is well-known as Black Friday. This year, that day was known as Black Cat Friday at the West Milford Animal Shelter as the volunteers decided to take another approach to Black Friday.
Shelter Offers Senior Cats for Senior Citizens
Animals  (tags: seniors, cats, shelter, arrangements, kittens, black cats, adoptions )

- 3591 days ago -
Fray isn't ready to become a complete couch potato. He even relishes a short sprint and tackle now and then. But he needs his naps, and he'd like to have fewer roommates. What adoption coordinator Patricia Gagne wants for him is a mature adult
Black Cat Lovers of the World...Unite!
Animals  (tags: kitten season, cat lovers, adoptions, black cats, homeless cats, shelters )

- 3622 days ago -
We are in the heart of "kitten season" here in northwest Ohio. Every year nearly 75,000 felines are without homes in the Toledo area. This number is staggering but fortunately, Planned Pethood ( has dozens of foster parents,
13th May Be Lucky Day for Shelter's Black Cats
Animals  (tags: black cats, animal shelters, adoptions, new homes, animal welfare )

- 3750 days ago -
Chattanooga, Tenn. - Friday the 13th may seem like a bad day to adopt a black cat -- you know, witches, magic, bad luck, yadda yadda. But you can save $87 by taking a black cat home from the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center Friday through Sunday
Black Cats Need Love, Too
Animals  (tags: humane society, homeless animals, black cats, adoptions, love, affection, bonding )

- 3750 days ago -
Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants members of the public to consider adopting a black cat. "Black cats are fantastic," says Northumberland Humane Society supervisor Lynne Brightman. "The
The Black Cat: A Bad Rap and Silly Superstitions
Animals  (tags: black cats, maligned, superstitions, bad rap, undeserved, cats )

- 3913 days ago -
The black cat has gotten a bad rap in this country ever since the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock with their devout faith and suspicion of anything deemed of the devil. They viewed the black cat as a companion, or familiar to witches, which kinda sound
Italy's "Black Cat Day" Aims to Halt Killings
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, black cats, pets, killing, AnimalCruelty, superstitions )

- 4231 days ago -
Saturday is "black cat day", in Italy, an initiative by an animal rights group to try to stop the killing of thousands of the cats by superstitious citizens convinced they bring bad luck.
Want a Black Cat for Halloween? You're Out of Luck, Shelter Says
Animals  (tags: animals, black cats, halloween, protection, pets, AnimalWelfare )

- 4251 days ago -
Black cats traditionally have been a symbol of bad luck. That's why for the past two years, the animal shelter on the city's southwest side has declined adoption requests for black cats during the Halloween season.
Don't Let Halloween Bring a Scare! Keep Your Pets Safe.
Animals  (tags: halloween, black cats, animal abuse, companionanimals, animalsuffering, AnimalCruelty )

- 4279 days ago -
Black cats If you have a black cat, you have a special problem. The mythology about black cats being related to witches can lead strange people to do strange things to them. Even kids who mean no harm may yell when they see a black cat -scaring the cat.
Bad Luck for Black Cats in Italy
Animals  (tags: black cats, killed, slaughtered, black magic, cruelty )

- 4314 days ago -
Superstition blamed for killing thousands of black cats in Italy A leading animal rights group has estimated that 60,000 black cats are killed every year by Italians who believe that they bring bad luck. The Italian Association for the Protection
Superstition Sabotages Black Cats
Animals  (tags: black cats, cats, protection, shelters, overlooked, companionanimals, pets )

- 4358 days ago -
Operations manager Sarah Mews says black felines often get passed over for no logical reason. "Black animals tend to be the most overlooked color of animal in shelters,'' says Mews. "People hang on to the superstition that black cats are bad luck,

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