adopting black cats

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat

There are no hard numbers, but informal surveys done at animal shelters show that black dogs AND black cats typically take much longer than animals with lighter-colored fur to be adopted (if they are adopted at all). Why? Possible reasons run the gamut from superstitions and negative connotations to the perception that it is more difficult for people to read the expressions on the face of a dark-furred pet.

To help combat this unfortunate prejudice, we have created a list of 10 reasons to why we should all consider adopting a black cat or kitten:

  • They look like little panthers
  • A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair
  • Holding a black cat is very slimming
  • Black cats will match any décor
  • When you love a black cat, luck is on your side
  • They are a great accessory to any outfit
  • Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem
  • You’ll save $$ on their Halloween costumes
  • Love knows no color

and the number one reason to adopt a black cat….

  • They are the least likely to be adopted

Extra reason to adopt a black: Statistically speaking, black cats are friendlier than other cats.

Download the PDF version here.


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