A folklore about a man and his son tells the tale of the two throwing rocks at the cat. When the black cat limped away, it went into the cottage of a woman who was believed to be a witch. The next day that woman was seen limping and bruised around the town which led the townspeople to believe the witch could disguise herself as a black cat.
Black cats aren’t bad luck. They’re just like any other cat breed. And yet they’re treated differently because of the superstition.
Studies have found that black cats have a 50-75% less chance of being adopted out of a shelter than other types of cats.
If you’re adopting a kitten, please heavily consider taking home a black cat so that they don’t have to sit in the shelter any longer.