Black Cat Appreciation Day

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Why? Because, as organizer Wayne Morris says,

Black Cats are frequently the last to be adopted and are often put to sleep. I came up with this idea in the hope that opinions could be changed and the Black Cat would be a welcome addition in everyone's home! Black cats are playful, loving, and sometimes even remind you of miniature panthers with their shiny black coats! Save a life and get a wonderful friend...adopt a black cat!!!

Celebrate this online holiday by posting pictures of your black cat at the Facebook event page, or better yet, by making the decision to adopt a cat. I have a black cat; why doesn't everyone? Link

-via Buzzfeed, where you can see more black cat pictures.

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I did not realize that August 17th is Black Cat Awareness Day. Black cats and dogs are often the last to be adopted from shelters. Sometimes black cats are mistreated because of old superstitions that they are bad luck. August 17th has always been a special day for me since it's my birthday. This year I was doubly lucky to share my day with both a black cat and a black dog. The cat joined my boyfriend, the dog (who has been with me for 14 of her 16 1/2 years) and me this summer after my boyfriend's mother moved to a new place and could only keep one pet. These pets really enrich my life every day. I encourage those who are looking for a pet to consider adopting a black cat or dog.
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I've heard black dogs have the same problem (not being adopted as much as other dogs.)
I heard that black cats and dogs have the problem of not appearing well in photographs, so maybe that's a reason they're not adopted.

I like all cats and dogs, regardless of their colour!
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