Are These Cats Really Unadoptable? Cat Adoption Mystery
If I had the answer why some cats gets adopted in a flash and others don’t, I’d be as shocked as you. Let’s uncover what I do know. The truth is most adoption statistics are skewed. All I know is every shelter has black cats and usually a significant percentage. It’s why October is Black Cat Awareness Month.
You might think a certain age or gender might make a difference but some of the unlikeliest black cats like disabilities or other features stacked against them, get adopted. It’s a cat adoption mystery. Case in point: my otrb Clyde, an old, deaf, diabetic, CKD black cat found a new home with me at age 16!
Dear Clyde was lucky find a loving home until he passed at the ripe old of age 20 but he was lucky to be surrendered to PAWS in Norwalk, Connecticut. They are one of the very best shelters I’ve experienced. Maybe some good luck will be passed onto to Buffy and Willow awaiting their forever home (s).
It boggles my mind then when I see young, healthy, gorgeous black cats failing to get adopted.
Every Friday at my @BlackCatsof IG we feature #adorableadoptables. Sometimes they get lucky and get snapped up and often they languish in shelters week after week, month after month waiting for their forever homes.
You’ve likely seen articles about black cats being difficult to photograph adding to their poor adoption rates. That makes no sense given how the most ordinary cell phone takes excellent photos. Instagram is full of the most gorgeous images of black cats. Just search any hashtag like #blackcatsofig to see.
And of course there is the now classic book Black Cats Tell All: True Tales And Inspiring Images brimming with stunning black cat photos from all over the world. Today is our publishing anniversary so if you haven’t bought a copy, go on, it’s on sale!
I was about to post a photo of our featured cat from last week Calliope but she’s been adopted. Yay, to the awesome work from Juli the founder of Rock N Rescue -Pet Adoption. She has two black cats left in foster care who are true adorable adoptables, Stefan and Voodoo.
If you’re in the tri-state area, might Stefan bring you luck?
Help spread the word by wearing your favorite message. This premium quality “Adopt Black Cats” t-shirt is one of my faves from my non-profit shop. Find yours at Meow Magic