While the fables about black cats bringing bad luck are unfounded, it is their luck that is often bad when it comes to the month of October. Real life horror stories come to light this time of year to the cruelty and abuse that black cats endure at Halloween. Many shelters and humane societies, being aware of these events now refuse to adopted out cats during the month of October in order to protect our feline friends. Many more shelters have reported black cats being adopted out and returned after the holiday like a discarded pumpkin on trash day many with the reason of not fitting in to the home or family. Stories of ritual sacrifice, abuse and torture are quick to catch the attention of news reporters this time of year and it seems that when one story surfaces many more quickly follow. Please take the time to care for our feline friends, if you see abuse happening report it immediately to your local ASPCA or Animal Control/Management. Owners of black cats should make sure their pets stay inside this time of year to keep them safe. Ask us at Animal Central for more information on the concern for black cats.
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Dr. George Stroberg, DVM and Staff