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Myths about black cats

A myth about black cats: There is no evidence that adopting out black cats around Halloween poses any greater risk to the pets than adopting them at any other time of the year. In most shelters, black cats are the last to be adopted, so saddling them with the additional baggage of taking them off the adoption roles for up to a month or more before Halloween makes no sense. Black cats and all cats in shelters have much more to fear when it comes to not getting out of shelters at all as they are dying at a two-to-one ratio to dogs in shelters.

Here are a few positive myths and beliefs about black cats.

Black cats are a symbol of good luck in Great Britain.

A strange black cat’s arrival at a home signifies prosperity in Scotland.

In Japan, it is said that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.

Fishermen’s wives would keep black cats in their homes because they believed the cats could protect their husbands at sea and bring them home safely.

Sailors considered a black ship cat to be especially lucky.

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