Did you know that black cats take 22% longer to find homes and have higher euthanasia rates? Yep, that’s right. Ask any shelter and they’ll tell you the upsetting statistics about how many black cats are overlooked. I think people tend to go for a ‘prettier’ colour cat or still think they’re unlucky. Whatever the reason, I don’t buy it! I’ve had black cats (or black and white) all my life and they’ve all been great in their own ways.
Since today is Black Cat Day, I thought I’d share some reasons why you should adopt a black cat.
Black goes with everything
Your new cat won’t clash with other cats, your home decor, or whatever you’re wearing. Perfect!
I wear a lot of black and there’s nothing more annoying than having to use the lint roller all day everyday. I don’t have this issue with a little black puss!
Black cats are characters
Seriously, I’ve never met a black cat that isn’t hilarious. I mean, have you ever watched Sabrina, the Teenage Witch?
My family’s first cat Cookie refused to use the cat flap and would tap my dad on the head when he wanted to be let out. One night my dad was drunk and slept through the tap, Cookie bit him on the toe! Our current family cat Felix is a little rascal and very vocal. He loves attention and will manipulate his meow so we think he’s in trouble or something.
I just recently adopted a black cat myself, we’ve had Buffy just a little over a week and she’s part of family already!
Black cats are considered to be lucky
And I think it’s true!
You can start an all cat feminist coven
This one is pretty self-explanatory, right?
Most black cats aren’t actually black
This shouldn’t matter but it’s worth noting that some black cats are just a mix of dark colours. When our family cat Felix goes out in the sun, you can see shades of brown and black. There are also a lot of black cats that have white spots too!
Most importantly, you should adopt a black cat because they are least likely to be adopted
Buffy is only three years old and has been a stray her whole life. She has also had two litters already as well. Imagine living the first three years of your life without a home! I am so happy we’re able to give her a loving home and that she is settling in okay. If you’re looking to adopt a cat, please do consider adopting a black one. You won’t regret it!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Blogtober post!