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Black Cats are the BEST!

Trenton is a 6-year-old sweetheart ready to be your new best friend!
Trenton was adopted Nov. 3, 2014!

The day for dressing up and trick-or-treating has finally arrived! Today is a day for our two-legged friends to go out in costume and enjoy a bunch of candy, but this day tends to bring on some bad and not so true reputations about our four-legged furry friends!

Black cats tend to have a bad reputation especially around Halloween time. But in reality, they’re beautiful furry friends who deserve just as much love and attention as any other pet. The fact is that black cats are only half as likely to be adopted as cats of other colors. We want to make sure you know the true facts about black cats, and crush all the myths you may have heard over the years!

Myth 1: Black Cats Are Bad Luck

People tend to associate black cats with bad luck, but this is not true at all. These sweet felines have been given an unfair reputation and many people still do believe the hype. This is a myth that dates back to the Middle Ages when black cats were associated with witchcraft. Many cultures actually worship the black cat, and in some countries they are considered to be good luck. They are not scary, and they are not bad luck. The only scary thing is that these precious fur babies have the hardest time getting placed into loving homes.

Myth 2: Black Cats Are Evil

Cats in general are very playful and love to jump and climb on things. They also have a stealth mode and can follow you around being very sneaky without you even noticing they are there! This is something that all cats do; it’s not just a characteristic of black cats. All cats enjoy being playful and sneaky, it doesn’t make them evil!

Some fun facts about black cats!

Adopted Oct. 2014!
Bear, adopted Oct. 2014!
  • Lots of famous cats have been black like Salem in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Winky in Escape to Witch Mountain, Isis in Star Trek, the nameless black cat from Coraline, Binx in Hocus Pocus Felix the cat and Sylvester!
  • Black cats are elegant! They are always ready for a black tie event.
  • They look great in photos
  • In many countries, they are considered to be lucky. For example in England black cats are considered good luck to give a bride on her wedding day. In Japan, black cats are thought to attract suitors to single women. Also, according to Scottish lore, a black cat appearing at your home can lead to great wealth! You can say your cat is a mini panther – how cool!
  • Black cats are very stylish, they go with every outfit
  • If you’re looking to slim down, add a black cat to your life and enhance the slimming effect!
  • They’re just like any other cat. They are loving, sweet and great cuddle buddies
  • Black cats are usually the last to be adopted so they need your help and love!

 

Adopt this sweet girl Mazey, she's 2-years-old and ready to snuggle up next to you!
Mazey, adopted Nov. 1, 2014!

Black cats have an odd stigma, but they truly are just as loveable and adoptable as any other feline! Help us turn their luck around by adopting a black cat this weekend!

All weekend long, the fees on black kittens and cats have been waived! Join us in helping these furry friends find a home of their own. Also, there will be cat and dog treats available – and human treats, too! Check out our website to see all of our adoptable, available pets!

Learn more about myth busting facts on adopting black cats around Halloween time here! Adopt and save a life today.

Halloween Safety Tips for Our Furry Friends!

Winter-XLWith Halloween quickly approaching, there are a few things to keep in mind. It’s important to remember these helpful tips to keep our pets safe during this Halloween season!

-For starters, we want to make sure to keep the bowl of candy away from our pets, and keep it just for the trick-or-treaters. Chocolate can be very  dangerous for dogs and cats, especially dark or baking chocolate. Candy in general can cause problems for our four-legged friends, so just leave it for our two-legged friends! If your pet does ingest something toxic, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. You can also call the Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

-Although it may look tasty, the decorative corn and pumpkins are not so good for our pets’ stomachs if they nibble on them. They are relatively nontoxic but they can produce some upset stomachs.

-Keep all wires and cords from electric lights and decorations out of the reach of your pets! If chewed, your pet could suffer from cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

-Whenever having any kind of open flame, it’s important to be careful. A carved pumpkin looks great lit up at night with a candle, but it’s also important to remember that they can easily get knocked over by our pets and cause a fire! Our curious kittens are the most at risk for getting burned or singed by candle flames, so make sure to be extra cautious when our furry friends are present.

-Just because you think your dog would look great as a pumpkin, doesn’t mean he would like it. Make sure to be conscientious of how your pet is feeling about wearing a costume. Some pets love it, but others aren’t so fond. In some instances, wearing a costume may cause undue stress to our pets.Bella

-If you and your pet are completely up for getting dressed up in costume, make sure that the costume is safe and not annoying for your pet. There shouldn’t be any restrictions to the animal’s movement or hearing. It also shouldn’t interfere with the ability to breathe, bark or meow. Make sure to try on the costumes before the big night so that you can be sure your pet won’t be stressed. If your pet does seem stressed, has an allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider taking off the costume or just sport a festive bandana for the night!

-Also make sure the costume doesn’t have any small or dangling objects that could easily be chewed-off. It’s important to make sure that your pet will not choke on any part of the costume or get twisted around something which could lead to an injury.

-Once the big night arrives, if your pet isn’t the most social dog, it might be a good idea to keep them in a separate room. Some costumes can be frightening to our pets! It can also be very overwhelming for our pets to see that many strangers coming to their home. So unless your pet is very friendly and fine in many different situations, it might be best for them to be separated from all of the chaotic festivities!

-If you do keep your pets around while the festivities are taking place, make sure that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside. Always make sure your dog or cat has the proper identification. If for any reason your pet gets outside and escapes or becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or microchip can be a lifesaver which will increase the chances that your pet will be returned to you.

Enjoy your Halloween festivities in a safe and fun way this year! It can be fun for both you and your pets, just be sure to follow these helpful tips.

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