Debunking the Myth Adopt a cat for Halloween

Black cats are steeped in superstition, which doesn’t help them to find a home. Some people even advise animal shelters not to perform any adoptions for black cats the entire month of October! Sadly they often become victims of ritualistic abuse.

As Groucho Marx said in the immortal words “a black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”

According to Dr. Emily Weiss, Vice President of Research and Development at The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “There are all sorts of myths out there, but there is no spike in cruelty towards cats during Halloween.” She encourages animal shelters to take advantage of Halloween to promote black cats and help debunk the myth.

“We certainly do not have any hesitancy about adopting black cats at Halloween,” says Deborah Wood, animal services manager for Washington County in an interview.

Casey Elise Christopher  Los Angeles-based photographer has done an amazing job on photographing these amazing feelings and their unique personalities for West Los Angeles Animal Services and Milo’s Sanctuary  back in 2015.

October 29th is now celebrated as black cat appreciation day! Enjoy your cats & keep them well groomed, whatever shade, color or breed they may be. Please have a safe & happy Halloween!

 

1. Maggie
The Black Cat Project – By Casey Elise
4. Onyx
The Black Cat Project – By Casey Elise
8. Slinky
The Black Cat Project – By Casey Elise
11. Spike
The Black Cat Project – By Casey Elise
14. Luna
The Black Cat Project – By Casey Elise

 

 

Sofia Goya

Sofia is a Designer and has worked for many years with brands related to dogs and cats. As an animal lover, she has always had a passion for improving their lives. She loves to read and write about ideas that bring people and their pets closer together. Her very active Border Collie is a great inspiration for all the experiences an owner could have while sharing their life with such a great companion.

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