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Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and highest euthanasia rates, and often stay in shelters far longer than their lighter-colored counterparts.

Cultural superstitions may have stigmatized black cats as being “bad luck,” but not all cultures believe this. In Japan, black cats owned by single women are thought to bring many suitors. In England, they are given as a wedding present to bring good luck to the bride. In Germany, a cat’s direction on the road can signify good or bad fortune. Right to left is unlucky, but left to right signifies good things ahead.

Oct. 27 is National Black Cat Day so celebrate with these dark-colored felines. Read more…

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