If you think people discriminate unfairly against other humans because of their skin color, then you understand the problems black cats have when people discriminate against the color of their fur.

Because of history, people believe black cats are bad luck or associated with witchcraft. As a result, black cats are often left behind in shelters while cats of other colors get adopted first.

That’s why August 17 is dedicated as Black Cat Appreciation Day. If you need a cat, consider a black cat. Not only will black cats be just as affectionate as other cats, but you can remind yourself that you’ve saved a cat that might have never found a good home otherwise.

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