Friday, March 27, 2009


Black cats not the cat's meow for adoption


Black cats in Calgary seem to be particularly unlucky these days.

The Calgary Humane Society has seen a spike in the number of black cats -- as well as black and white felines -- at the shelter and is concerned about their future.

"It's unusual to see so many black cats, but the prevalence of them is quite high at the moment," said Lindsay Jones, a spokeswoman for the Humane Society.

"We're concerned they might not get adopted."

The society has about 26 black cats, which Jones said is the highest number of that colour it has ever had.

"Black cats and black and white cats are the least likely to get adopted," she said.

"We're not sure why exactly because black cats are just as loveable as any other cat."

Dark cats still seem to be a last resort for most Calgarians looking for new pets, with light and multi-coloured ones being much higher in demand. "We'll have a roomful of kittens -- one will be black and he'll be the last to go," said Jones. "It may be due to superstition or just that (black cats) don't look as nice as the calico next door."

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