Unfortunately, old superstitions can have very real consequences in the animal world. Whether it is the traditional “don’t let a black cat cross your path,” or the movie version of black cats being shapeshifting witches, archaic images likely play a part in lower adoption rates for black cats at animal shelters.
“Extrmely social and friendly black cats and kittens are often overlooked and when kitten season declines in October we see that our cat room is populated almost entirely by the previously passed over black felines,” says Animal Care & Control Program Manager Lisa Jenkins.
Let’s work to turn the tide and find forever homes for these beautiful cats at the County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter.
An extended kitten season has created more kittens than normal that will soon be adoptable. Lacey and Violetta are a pair of five-month-old kittens based in San Martin. Melana, Sketcher and Rebok are even younger and ready for a loving home. And since Halloween is quickly approaching, don’t forget Frankenstein, who is just 15 weeks old and ready to celebrate the October 31 holiday with you.
October 27 has officially become Black Cat Adoption Day in Great Britain to encourage more adoptions. At our San Martin shelter, we are waiving fees on black cats and kittens for the entire month of October to promote adoptions! Let’s see how we can make a difference during October.
Learn about all the cats available for adoption here.