It seems like every cat shelter or rescue has at least one, and usually several of them: black cats that everyone agrees are nice, but no one wants to adopt. On Black Cat Appreciation Day, rescue organizations take special effort to showcase these cats to help them find homes.
Black cat adoption is important today and all year around since 33% of the cats entering the shelter system are black. That means that 1/3 of all adoptions need to be black cats in order to get them into homes. That’s hard when many people already hope to adopt a white cat or a tabby cat or a calico or some other color.
So if you’re considering adopting a cat, there are lots of reasons black cats are awesome. They’re little house ninjas, and they never go out of style, like that little black dress.
But most of all, there are so many of them in shelters that there’s one whose personality is the perfect match for yours waiting for you right now.
Even though we don’t have any black cats living with us today, for many years we had three: Cyrano, Louie, and Talia, whose photos are in this blog post.
Reference and further reading:
ASPCA Professional, Black is the New White