Black Cats Deserve to Be Loved

Image by Linette Kalandos

Black cats have been looked down upon for hundreds of years due to negative stereotypes and superstitions surrounding them; from people thinking that they are bad luck or belong to witches, black cats have been treated unfairly for centuries.

On February 14th, 2020, my black cat Milo was born. After searching for kittens for ages in adoption centers, I decided to adopt Milo specifically because he is a black cat. Black cats are known to have lower adoption rates than other types of cats, and they are also more likely to be harmed if they are wandering outside alone, especially on days like Halloween.

I’m here to say that, as a proud black cat owner, Milo is one of the most loving animals I have ever come across. Yes, he can have a raging attitude at times and be a whiny baby, but I can assure you that he has just as much love in his heart as any other cat does. Adopting Milo was the best decision that I’ve ever made, and I’m so lucky to have him in my life and call him my best friend.

If you have been thinking about adopting a cat, this is your sign to adopt a black one and help eliminate the stigma that black cats are evil. They deserve a great home, just as any other pet does, and they will light up your life in ways you wouldn’t think were possible.