National Black Cat Day

National Black Cat Day Quick Facts - US

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2024 DateOctober 27, 2024
2025 DateOctober 27, 2025

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National Black Cat Day History

National Black Cat Day aims to raise awareness about the plight of black cats in animal shelters and rescues. This event is significant because black cats are frequently overlooked for adoption due to longstanding superstitions associated with them, such as bad luck or witchcraft. Therefore, on this day, various organizations work together to bust these myths surrounding black cats and educate the public on their importance as loving companions and the need for their adoption.

The concept of National Black Cat Day traces its origins to the United Kingdom, through an initiative by Cats Protection in 2011. Today, the observance is actively supported by numerous American organizations, like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). They all work in unison to highlight the erroneous nature of these misconceptions and emphasize the loving and affectionate characteristics of black cats, encouraging people in America to adopt them.

To observe National Black Cat Day in America, various shelters and rescues organize special events to showcase adoptable black cats. These include open houses, discounts on adoption fees, online campaigns, and educational materials dispelling myths about black cats to debunk biases based on their coat color. National Black Cat Day is celebrated on October 27th.

National Black Cat Day facts

  • According to the organization, Cats Protection, they are able to help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year by providing shelter and finding them homes.
  • In the United States, black cats are often associated with Halloween. Many animal shelters have a policy of not adopting out black cats close to Halloween to prevent them from being used as props and then abandoned.
  • There are 22 cat breeds listed by the Cat Fanciers Association that can have solid black coats, including the exotic Bombay, which was bred specifically to resemble a miniature black panther.

Top things to do in the US for National Black Cat Day

  • Donate to your local animal shelter. If you have the time and resources, adopt!
  • Local animal shelters often conduct special events on this day. You can visit to learn more about black cats and even consider adopting one.
  • Buy a new toy or accessory for your black cat or donate some to your local animal shelter.
  • Gather your friends and fellow cat lovers for a Black Cat themed party. You can have decorations, cakes, snacks, and even costumes related to black cats.

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