October 27th is Black Cat Day! Black kitties are just as sweet and lovable as any other cat, but they do suffer from the misconceptions those old wives’ tales caused. In fact, it can take as much as 13 percent longer for black cats to be adopted than it does other kitties. Even worse, they comprise as much as 40 percent of the kitties at some shelters. A Seminole, FL veterinarian suggests some ways to celebrate this ‘pawspicious’ occasion below.
Fluffy may love chasing leaves and leaving pawprints on your car, but she’s much safer staying in, especially around Halloween. Unfortunately, those old myths put black kitties at risk at this time of year! In fact, some shelters won’t adopt black cats out around the autumn holiday. Play it safe, and keep your furball safe and sound indoors.
Black cats actually have a few days set aside for them. That’s fine with us: they really do need the attention. Share posts on social media about the plight of black cats, and how they struggle to get adopted. That’s a small act that could have big consequences!
This is a great project for kids! Have the little ones draw black cats, or perhaps write stories or poems about them. Children can also make simple toys for shelter kitties. Catnip mice are an easy project!
One of the best things about black cats is the fact that they’re so photogenic. Snap Fluffy’s picture near some seasonal props, such as a pumpkin or straw bale. Or, take her picture in a dark area. ‘Void kitty’ pictures are always adorable!
Black cats have starred in lots of great movies and shows. There’s Salem, from Sabrina the Teenage Witch; Binx from Hocus Pocus; and Isis, the shapeshifting feline from Star Trek, to name just a few.
Do you have a black cat? Do something extra for Fluffy! You don’t have to go too crazy: a new toy or a special treat will get that motor going. A fun play session is also a great way to brighten up your kitty’s day. Of course, you’ll also want to pay your feline friend some extra attention.
Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Seminole, FL animal clinic!