It is believed that when a black cat crosses your path it foretells bad luck-this and other such superstitions have perpetuated the myth that black cats are ominous creatures. Even today, this bad luck follows them into animal shelters where black cats (and black dogs) face adoption discrimination. This has become such a problem that some shelters work extra hard to make their black furry critters appear more loveable by specially decorating their cages or dressing them in cutesy clothing. Additionally, shelters ban adoptions of black cats on and around Halloween to prohibit their use in any sort of ritual.
Keep this in mind next time you’re thinking about adopting-animals of all colors and breeds deserve good, loving homes!
For more information, please read the article on how cat color influences adoption rates-a study conducted by UC Berkeley: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/10/23/cat-color/