For decades, black cats have been associated with evil, witch craft and bad luck. This old wives tale is completely false, black cats are just as friendly and lovable as any other color cat. However, since black cats are often associated with wrongful superstition, they are the least likely to be adopted.

Here are a few reasons black cats make the perfect pets:

  • Black cats are just as affectionate as any other colored feline.
  • In England giving a bride a black cat is believed to bring good luck.
  • Many shelters and organizations do not allow the adoption of black cats in October for fear of animal cruelty.
  • The regal Black Panther is a distant relative of the black cat.
  • Scottish lore states that the appearance of a black cat at your home leads to great wealth.
  • In ancient Egypt, black cats were buried with Pharaohs as a sign of prosperity in the afterlife.
  • Black cats are the least likely to be adopted in shelters and have the highest euthanasia rate.

When adopting your next feline friend, consider adopting a darker colored cat. Don’t believe any of the superstitions, black cats make just as wonderful companions as their lighter colored counterparts.