According to National Day Calendar, this a day where we can put to rest those silly myths that black cats bring bad luck and cherish how adorable and sweet these cats are.

Here are some facts about black cats that you might not have heard of, according to Mental Floss and Meowingtons:

  • In some cultures it is believed that black cats bring good luck.
  • Black cats are often overlooked for adoptions at shelters.
  • Their black coats can "rust" and fade over time and turn into a redish brown color.
  • Pope Gregory IX decided that black cats were used to worship the devil and saw them as evil creatures.

I really hate that black cats get overlooked at shelters. I just think about my black cat, Salem, and how much joy he has brought to my life. He is such an awesome cat. I wouldn't trade him for all the money in the world. If I was able to adopt more cats I would. If you have a black cat share with us a photo of him/her on our Facebook page!