Black cats are for life, not just Halloween!
What comes to your mind when you think of a black cat? Perhaps you are superstitious, associate them with Halloween or maybe you look past that and see them for the beautiful creatures they really are. On the 27th of October 2022 it’s National Black Cat Day, and we want to give them a helping hand by showing you that they have lots of love to give, and that they can also make fantastic pets.
This national day was created back in 2011 by Cats Protection to celebrate their beauty and boost their adoptability. As we all know, black cats have been associated with Halloween, witchcraft and bad luck which has dampened their reputation. We have been watching them on TV over many years in shows like Sabrina the teenage witch and Hocus Pocus where again they are linked to witchcraft.
Exploring the positives of black cats
It is important to look past all the negativity that surrounds these animals. We are here to show you, that this is nothing but a myth that they have unfortunately been burdened with. We want to draw your attention to the positives, so here are a few interesting facts that you might want to share.
It has been said that when taken on a ship, they can bring calm to the sea and wind. Or perhaps you need a little bit of help when it comes to your love life. A black cat could help! In Japan, it is believed that they can attract more suiters to single women, and in England they are also an ideal wedding gift as they bring good luck to the bride. Next time you go to turn away from a black cat you might want to think again because they say if they cross your path, they will take your troubles with them. You may have noticed jewellery with black cats which have become increasingly popular, as they are used to send a positive message to loved ones as it is known they bring strength.
Not only can they bring you luck and fortune, but also a healthy vet bill as they have a high resistance towards diseases and illnesses which was discovered by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Not to mention, resistance to feline HIV which is a dangerous disease that cats struggle to recover from as there is no cure. They can also bring a high level of entertainment, as they are easily trainable. They are savvy to all things going on around them, making them incredibly smart and highly responsive.
What you can do to help
There are so many ways you can help when it comes to celebrating this day. Perhaps you are looking to expand your family and are willing to open your home (and heart) to a black cat in need. And we can certainly help you with this, so please do get in touch.
You can view all our cats that are available for rehoming here: https://www.nawt.org.uk/rehomi...
But if this is something you are not ready to consider at this moment in time but still want to help, there are many other ways you can celebrate so do not worry. The first thing you can do, is spread the word. Talk to family and friends, people in the workplace, or even share on social media. If we can spread as much positivity as possible, it may reach someone who is ready to take on a new feline friend at this moment in time.
We want to see how you and your family are celebrating, so if you own a black cat, please send us over photos of your fur baby and we will be sharing them on our Facebook and Instagram!