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TODAY (Friday, August 29) THROUGH MONDAY (September 1) is the online memorial for our dear friend, Sparkle the Designer Cat. Please click here, or on the badge at the top of our sidebar, to visit, and to be a part of the commentathon to celebrate her life, and to benefit Tabby's Place.

August 17, 2012

Black Cat Appreciation Day 2012

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Did you know black cats are only half as likely to get adopted as cats of other colors? And that, on average, they stay several months longer in shelters than any other cats? Isn't that CRAZY? Well, we certainly think so.  There are a bunch of beautiful, amazing and adoptable black cats at PAWS.  Here are just a few of them:






Come and meet these "house panthers" today! You might just find your new best friend. :)
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Be sure to visit Sparkle the Designer Cat's blog.  She is raising funds to help PAWS cats AND featuring PAWS cats every Thursday in August.  We love you, Sparkle! :)

35 comments:

Katie and Glogirly said...

I've never understood the whole black cat stigma. I've ALWAYS loved black cats. So sleek, so cool, always in style... And of course totally lovable. One of my favorite kitties was Nicki. He was my BFF. Totally black, not a white hair anywhere. xo

retro77 said...

Sweet black cat :)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We have never had a pure black kitty but they do look very sleek and mysterious. :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum was owned once by an all black cat who was called Max. if Mum was in the street and she patted a dog he used to chase the dog away and spit at it! He had a girlfriend cat called Snoopy across from us and they used to go through her back garden and into the village cemetery paw in paw and spend hours there!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Whiskeratti said...

They sure are beautiful. People are foolish.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Stunning. And proof that humans are WEIRD. Black cats RULE!

The Island Cats said...

I was adopted BECAUSE I was black! That's what the mom tells me.

Ernie

Old Kitty said...

Oh me and Charlie are dazzled by such ebony beauties!! They all must have good homes asap!!! They must!! :-)

Take care
x

Marg said...

Good thing PAWS is so far away, I would have to have Derek. He is great looking. So is everyone else and black cats are the best. Hope all of you find some terrific homes.

Sierra said...

You have a lot of beautiful kitties there! We hope they all find excellent loving forever homes really soon :)

As a side note - when I was little I always dreamed of having a black cat :)

Cherry City Kitties said...

Tipp here - I luvs da black kitties cauze I are one! We had a brother Arthur who went to the bridge long before I got here who was black (with a touch of white like me).
Black cats rule! Everyone should have one, or two

Cat said...

We think black cats are amazing!!!!

Repositório said...

I love black cats!

Forever Foster said...

What a lovely group of cats. In our part of the world, black cats are considered to be lucky by most. We certainly think that they are :)

Random Felines said...

yeah for house panthers - we gots our paws crossed for some adoptions for your good looking kitties!!

Maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

They are all wonderful cats - anyone who adopts them would be lucky to have them.

Tamago said...

When you see these sweet faces, color never matters... I don't know why black kitties have more difficulty finding their home. I hope these sweet babies will find forever home soon!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

HAPPY BLACK CAT APPRECIATION DAY! SHARED!

Eric and Flynn said...

They are all lovely. Mum says Elmer is the spitting image of one of the cats who came before us. He was called Mr Pig because he was always stuffing his face when he was young.

Brian said...

We love black cats, every single day!

Louis said...

As the "mommy-daddy" of two lovely black kitties from the same litter, it breaks my heart to hear how hard it is for black cats to be adopted, and extra grateful that I did so... because I have to admit, I had never thought I would have black cats.

Louis said...

P.S. I too shared this post on my FB, I can be found under Louis Muñoz.

Cara n Crew said...

we don't get the black cat/black dog stigma either. we think black kitties are especially beautiful :)

Pip, Smidgen, minnie, HOllie

Cotton said...

Happy Black cat Appreciation day, guys! I better wish my furiend, Smoky. Sparkle is awesome <3
Cotton

Hilary said...

I never knew (until recently) how bad black cats had it... and now that I do, it breaks my heart... I really think that when it is time for us to open our hearts to another, a black cat may be the perfect solution....

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

It really is crazy! Black cats are sleek, sexy, beautiful, and wonderful... just like any other cat, they are awesome and deserve a loving home!! Time for all this superstitious nonsense to stop!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Mommy's totally, completely & madly in LOVE wif a beautiful purebred Bombay at Wayside who's completely black (she sez Juno is a female Faraday!!).

But Juno is an "only cat". *sigh*

She may just have to furlough her for a bit if she's still there when Mommy gets back from her week of working in Arizona...!

Pee Ess...Jet looks like he has oriental in him with that elegant long nose! And Derek sure looks Persian to us.

(of course Allie squeeee-d at her namesake MOL!)

LP said...

We think all cats are beautiful and we love that each individual cat has their own singular personality no matter their colouring! Blacks cats are especially beautiful to us though because of Malou, and all those other breathtaking house panthers we have known/know! We know there are others who see how beautiful this gang is and we hope they each find homes ASAP!!

the critters in the cottage xo

Sherry said...

When I was a kid, my younger brother brought home a stray black kitten, saying, "We have to keep her; she's one in a million!" Of course we kept her.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

4 of the 6 of us are solid black. The only drawback to having a house full of House Panthers is that we're hard to see in the dark. The people turn on nightlights when they go to sleep, so if they have to get up for some reason they won't trip on us. We hope all those gorgeous PAWS kitties get loving homes furry fast!

chancythegardner said...

Yes, we know that and it makes us sad. They are just as sweet as any other can...color does not make the cat. Every black cat that has ever been a part of our family was wonderful. We hope more people will begin giving them loving forever homes. Hugs and nose kisses

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, duh! YEAH Black Cats are the Best. Not that I'm biased or ennyfing ;-)

Father Tom said...

These kitties are beautiful and have more than their share of charm. We don't understand the black cat stigma, either.

They all deserve a good home and cat-loving smoochies from us :)

Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia

Oui Oui said...

Elmer is just precious! What a sweet face. We are shocked people still think like its the 1300's when it comes to black cats. What if people thought about people with black hair like that? Think of all the squawking there would rightfully be!

Katie Isabella said...

I am in love with each of them. KISSES to them and please, find homes sweet ones. xoxoxoxox