When a black cat crosses your path, you probably won’t get a bunch of bad luck — but you could get a new furry friend.

Monday is Black Cat Appreciation Day, meant to raise awareness of dark-coated felines and encourage people around the United States to adopt them. It’s also a chance to debunk myths that can have very real adoption consequences for black cats.

The superstition that black cats are bad omens could be causing them to get left behind in shelters across the country. But whether or not superstition is a major problem when it comes to pet adoption is a source of unexpected debate for those working within the animal adoption industry. Read more…

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Do black cats really have bad luck when it comes to adoption?