Don’t be superstitious on National Black Cat Day! October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats.

This time of year, many black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor. However, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby equivalents. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation. The day is about turning that reputation around.

Charlie as pictured above was abandoned by his previous owners. He walked right up to us and that was it. We made arrangements with our landlord at the time so we could try and find his owners. After several weeks, the weather turned cold.

My husband didn’t think we should bring him inside as we already had 2 cats. I calmly explained that it was too cold for him on the balcony. So Charlie became an indoor kitty. No one ever came forward to claim him so he’s my husband’s baby.

They talk, he’s followed everywhere. He sings when bringing gifts, toys, pillow, or pompom. My husband has given him a place to sleep on the desk in his office.

Charlie helping with computer mouse work.
Charlie helping with computer mouse work.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BlackCatDay

If you are a cat lover and considering adopting, don’t overlook the ebony to go with your ivory.  Knock those irrational fears to the door and open your home to the dark side!  Visit a shelter near you and explore the ebony options available in the cat room. Volunteer if you don’t have the opportunity to adopt. You’ll be able to spread the word about these svelte beauties. Despite their look, they each exhibit a different persona.

If your home is graced with a black cat, share photos of your fine feline on social media. Let the world know there’s nothing to fear.

Use #BlackCatDay to share on social media.

Our local cat rescue was struck by tragedy. The foster house caught fire and they lost the building, supplies and several cats and kittens. Animal Allies is a great rescue that focuses on the health and safety of cats. As black cats in particular often have long waits to be adopted, groups like these provide a true sanctuary for felines.

NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY HISTORY

Cats Protection, an animal charity in the United Kingdom, founded National Black Cat Day to raise awareness concerning the lower rates of adoption for black cats.

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