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Black Cat Appreciation day

What is Black Cat Appreciation Day?

Black cats are the least adopted type of cat.  To raise awareness about black cats August 17 is Black Cat awareness day.  Black Cat Appreciation Day is a virtual event – people post to Facebook to express their appreciation for black cats.  It was started by Wayne Morris as a way to honour the memory of his sister and a family pet.

Why do Black Cats Deserve their own Day?

A lot of cultures consider the black cat to be good luck.  In Scotland black cats are said to be a sign of prosperity.  In Japan, black cats are considered good luck.  But in the west (particularly North America) black cats are still considered a sign of evil and bad luck.  This superstition has its root in European cultures – where much of the black cat superstition begins.  One black cat superstition for example says that it’s bad luck for a black cat to cross your path.  It seems that the number superstitions about black cats have motivated many people to avoid black cats all together.  As a result black cats are adopted far less frequently and euthanized far more often.  It looks like black cats have all the bad luck instead of being a cause of bad luck.

But black cats aren’t bad luck, and they’re not bad cats.  Looks of black cats are just as cute and cuddly as any other cat.

That is why we celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day.  Shelters everywhere ask people to look past the colour when adopting a cat. 

Share with us: would you ever adopt a black cat?  Tell us on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/DoonGo?ref=hl

Check out this infographic about cat adoptions to see where black cats rate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/black-cats-_n_4137673.html

If you’d like to read more about black cat superstitions check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cat

Check out this FB page for black cat lovers: https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatAppreciation?fref=ts

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