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Black cat adoption PSA-lucky


It’s a special shelter volunteer adventures post today. In honor of the upcoming Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17, The New Rochelle Humane Society is celebrating for a week offering 50% off adoption fees (or two for one!) from August 16 to August 23 on BLACK CATS or BLACK AND WHITE aka Tuxedo CATS only. If you are in the NYC area or know a cat lover there, check out a few of the black beauties and tuxies online at New Rochelle Humane Society AND yes, there many stunning black and tuxedo cats and kittens not listed yet. Call the lovely staff with any questions 914 632-2925


Black cat adoption week-NRHS

Beautiful full size images of all the Adoption images will be available to share on Facebook via our Cat Wisdom 101 pages.

Tuxie cat #adorableadoptables


The first thing I noticed when I visited NRHS for the first time was an abundance of black and tuxedo cats. Why? Fact: Black cats are statistically the least adopted and the most euthanized.


Silly reasons that make you want to go duh, like:

  • Outdated superstitions dating back the dark ages. Hello, it’s 2014!
  • Black cats are not as noticeable in a cage or room. Are they not wearing glasses?
  • Black cats don’t photograph well. Every photographer and artist will disagree. Look at mine plus #blackcatselfie
  • Most shelter pet photos can be improved. Good images improve odds of adoption.

What I find most crazy making is: in many parts of the world from England, Australia to Japan black cats are considered LUCKY.

Black cat-NRHS



Black cat luck

Black cats are as adorable, affectionate and sweet as any other color of cat.

Black cats are beautiful and elegant house panthers making a house a home.

Black goes with every decor or outfit. If you wear a lot of black cat hair doesn’t show.

True Love is color blind.

B & W-Marco


Not convinced? See Marco, a sweet Tuxie in action. We featured Marco back in June and he’s still waiting in his cage for his forever home or even a foster home. Thank-you to shelter volunteer Leslie Howard for this video.


  • PepiSmartDog

    Really great post for all black cats!
    Thank you for writing such a great post on their behalf.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop and we look forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you even better, *waves paw* :=o

  • mariodacat

    We sure wish people would get over black cats are bad luck. M’s first cat was totally black except for just a tiny white spot right under his chin. He did not bring them any bad luck, he was a very loving boy, and M says the smartest kitty they ever had. Thanks for reminding people to adopt Black cats.

  • Anonymous

    Basic black,always in fashion,always flattering,always classic and chic, need we say more?
    We see a black cat a mile away…its like they are neon yellow lol. We love kitties of any and all colors but black is soooooooooooooooooooo wonderful.
    We continue to hope and pray that all kitties in the world find the love,food,shelter and care that they deserve.
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut and Romeo >^..^<

  • Angel AbbyGrace

    I have a feeling if I lived near you I would be adopting Marco…like I need another one! *sigh* what a boy!
    Thank you for stopping by yesterday and leaving such a kind and thoughtful message on Abby’s one year at the RB post. I so appreciated your warm and gracious words.

    ♥Angels Abby & Grace♥

  • Oui Oui

    We agree about black cats, but our mom does have a hard time photographing Carl – but then she isn’t too good with the rest of us either. MOL. Love should be blind! You can’t judge a book by it’s cover or a cat by it’s color.

  • da tabbies o trout towne

    best fishes guys N heerz hopin everee one at new rochelle getz adopted N yur in yur for evers home by months end…sendin selfeez ta each other bout yur new “padz” ♥

  • Dorothy

    I’ve been lucky enough to have been guardian to several black cats so far. Right now Mistletoe is my 12 year old panther. There’s also Hitch, who several folks have called black, but really he’s wearing a gray tux. Pumpkin and Tiger are the first orange cats I’ve ever lived with….and also the first I’ve known from a feral background. The cats in my life have always found me, even if I had to walk in to a rescue to help them along. I remember as a child we had an awesome, giant black panther named Buckwheat. He was my mother’s soul cat. I’ll never forget the time we had appliance repairmen in the house, working on the washing machine and they were petrified of Buckwheat. The one guy would NOT come in the house unless my mother locked Buckwheat away. Well. She did, but Buckwheat could open doors and he wasn’t too pleased. The repair company ended up having to send someone else because Buckwheat showed the scaredy cat the door. Both Buckwheat and my Mom seemed very pleased with themselves that day.

  • Hannah and Lucy

    Mum was once owned by a black cat who was called Max – poor Emma who lived here at the same time only managed a cuddle when he was out hunting for presents to bring home for HIS MUM! Mum spent many nights chasing a scared mouse so she could take it back outside and give it it’s freedom.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  • Sammy

    Panther cats are gorgeous and our favorite thing is their sleek shiny coats AND their eyes which are so much more noticeable because of their coloring! I hope this is a BIG August 17th for the black kitty community everywhere……..lots of forever homes or fosters to step up and help.

    Hugs, Pam

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