Black Cat Appreciation Day

Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17 is designated as Black Cat Appreciation Day, launched to show people that a black cat could be the perfect cat for them, and help raise awareness about black cats in general.

Black cats are the most overlooked felines in shelters and it usually takes much longer for them to be adopted, about 24% longer.

There are many superstitions surrounding black cats. In Scotland, black cats are linked to prosperity. In the UK and Japan, they bring good luck. Sailors, fishermen and Egyptians all worshiped black cats. Sadly, in the US and other countries, black cats are considered unlucky.

Definition of superstition: a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief.

If you are looking for a cat, please take the time to really look at and get to know the wonderful black kittens and cats you will see in shelters.

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