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August 17 Is Black Cat Appreciation Day – Do Black Cats Really Rule?

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August 17 is a Black Cat Appreciation Day, also known as a National Black Cat Awareness Day. What does this cat day mean?

What Is A Black Cat Appreciation Day?

National Black Cat Awareness Day happens on August 17. This day is dedicated to black cats in order to help to get more lovely black cats adopted.

What Is The Fuss About Black Cats?

Shelters report that black cats get overlooked during adoptions. Why is this?

If you have ever met a black cat, you are most likely to say that they are one of the most adorable and loveable felines.

I had a pleasure to be in a crowd of black cats – young and kittens – when I visited the Cat Centre in Hobart, Tasmania.

I knew that black cats were no different to others, but they were different – they were so friendly from the very first sight of me, they were so smoochy.

Since then, I started noticing that lovely character in every black cat. They are special – they win your heart straight away.

One day in a Bangkok’s old temple I met quite a few cats. Being true owners of that temple, they do not let you touch them or to approach them too closely. Guess what only cat allowed me to touch him? It was a black cat!

Many years ago people had superstitions about black cats. In the modern society we should use our brains as we have quite evolved since our predecessors’ age, haven’t we?

Black cats are good cats to have in a family. Their silky fur is so pleasant to look at and is awesome on touch.

Adopt two stylish black felines and you will never look back! “Once you go black, you can’t go back!”, says Vernita, a cat lover on our Facebook page.

  • Rachel knows an awesome benefit of black cats – “Their fur doesn’t show on your work clothes.”
  • Debbie shares, “I adopted my black cat Salem nearly 12 years ago, best decision we ever made. Wouldn’t part with him for the world.”
  • Alison also confirms that “Black cats are beautiful. Adopt a black cat today”. And shares her story:

“I’m so glad that I adopted 2 black cats, one, (my big male cat) in January last year and the other one, (little black female cat), in October last year. I have 2 black cats and I reckon they are lucky. I adopted them from an animal shelter. One was an adult male and the other one, a black kitten, was a little female stray that was bought into the shelter. She is still tiny, the size of a 6 month old kitten, this is due to the fact, she was desexed young at the shelter and she had a hard start to life as a stray kitten. Both of these cats have lovely natures. I also have a female tortoiseshell, who was given to me by a friend. She is 11 months old now and is almost as big as my big male cat. She will be large, like her tabby father was a large cat too!”

As you see, cat mums and cat dads have great families with black cats – get two lovely black kitties and experience the special love only black cats show.

Tips For Cat Rescue: How To Make Black Cats Adopted More

Simple tips for cat rescues and shelters on how to get black cats noticed and adopted more:

  • If a cat sits in a cage, it can be difficult to spot. To make the cat show up well, put a colourful scarf or a tie (which is actually a cat collar – see below).
  • Place a positive short quote or a fact about black cats, or a cute picture, to bring attention to the cat’s cage.
  • Reduce the adoption fee for a black cat.
  • (Thinking of another tip? Post in the comments below.)

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Black Cat Fact. Did You Know?

A cat with black fur with white roots is known as a “black smoke”.

Showcase Your Black Cat!

Share a photo of your black kitty on our Facebook wall or in the comments below. Send a story of your cat to share it with Ozzi Cat Magazine readers and don’t forget to sign up for our free newsletter about cats!

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