Why was this ‘day’ launched?
You’ve probably heard of the superstition that black cats are considered ‘bad luck’.
Sadly, because of these unfounded beliefs, black cats are more likely to be put to sleep or wait a long time to be adopted from shelters than cats of other colours.
National Black Cat Day was created to bust and shift this myth and to raise awareness for the plight of black cats.
This cutie was one of the kitties that was sterilised as part of our sterilisation drive for pets in need.
It’s National Black Cat Day – often overlooked for adoption because black cats (and dogs) are considered bad luck in many cultures.
Ursula Hope from The Linmeyer Community Animal Rescue look after feral cat colonies (and dogs in need) in the Linmeyer community. They TNR (trap, neuter, release) stray cats in the area.
WHY is sterilisation so important?
‘An average cat has 1–8 kittens per litter, and 2–3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.’PetHealthNetwork
That’s just one cat! We’ll never have enough food to feed the millions out there.
As in life, let’s not discriminate just because of colour, species or situation. Consider saving the life of a black cat and adopt one from an animal shelter near…or far…from you.