It’s a sad fact that black cats and kittens are often overlooked at animal shelters and can be at the shelter much longer than any other colour cat.
Yes, even though it’s the 21st Century, black cats are still considered unlucky or evil and even associated with witches and witchcraft. Which is totally insane in my opinion but there you go. People will believe anything, especially if they have grown up with the belief that black cats are evil or unlucky installed in them from previous generations.
But I don’t want to delve further into whether black cats are lucky or unlucky and blog about the horrific torture inflicted on them throughout the ages. I want to celebrate these amazing felines instead. You could check out this link if you want to read up about black cat history and myth.
Celebrate the Black Cat
October 27th is National Black Cat Day (UK)
Do you already have a black cat?
Share photos of your beautiful feline and share far and wide to tell the world how special he or she is. You could also enter your photo into the Cats Protection Black Cat Day Comp:
From the Cats Protection website:
“Our annual celebration of black and black-and-white cats is happening on 27 October. This year, we want to acknowledge the uniqueness of black cats and focus on what makes them individually special. After all, beauty is more than fur deep”
Black Cat Day Competition
Upload a photo of your black or black-and-white cat for a chance to become the face of National Black Cat Day 2016. You can also tweet or Instagram your pics using #BCDComp and #BlackCatDay to enter!
Looking to adopt?
Then visit your local animal shelter and check out the black cats who are waiting a loving forever home. I bet there are many more there than any other colour of cat.
If you can’t adopt right now then how about making a small donation to your local animal charity instead?
You could also sponsor a black cat if you are not in the position to adopt one at this present time.
Black cats are just a loving and beautiful as any other cat. Let’s spread the love NOW!
Check out my rescue board on Pinterest for animals in desperate need of a forever home
Check out CatChat for your local cat rescue shelter
You can also search for a cat near you at Cats Protection
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any organisations mentioned in this post. As an advocate for pet adoption, I hope to spread the word on animal rescue in any way I can. By writing these posts I am hoping to do my bit to help animals and be the voice they so badly need and deserve.
The link below however does contain affiliate links. If you purchase anything through clicking any of these links I will earn a small commission but proceeds from the products themselves will be donated to an animal charity of my choice Full disclosure.