Are black cats actually bad luck?

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Celebrating black cats

The answer is no! It’s time to debunk this ancient superstition once and for all. 

If you’re thinking of adopting a kitty this fall, consider a black one! National Black Cat Day, observed on October 27 – just four days before Halloween — aims to dispel superstitious beliefs about black cats that prevent them from finding forever homes.

According to Black Cat Holistic Rescue:

  • Black cats are much less likely than other cats to be adopted from shelters.
  • They are considered bad luck, but this is nothing more than a myth.
  • Black kitties are often passed over because they don’t photograph well, but they are beautiful in person.
  • Black cats are just as lovable and deserving of homes and families as all other cats.

The truth is, black kitties are no different than their white, brown, ginger, gray, tabby and tortoiseshell counterparts, and they make wonderful pets!