Black Cat Appreciation Day exists to dispel myths and fears about our black four-legged friends. Many cultures revere black cats and consider them a sign of good luck. In recent years, American pop culture has made black cats more popular with their appearances as helpers and familiars; such as Salem in Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, or Thackery Binx in Hocus Pocus. Unfortunately, these sleek, little "house panthers", are still often overlooked in shelters due to superstitions. Black cats are wonderful companions and, just like any other kitty, they possess varying personality traits. The Hermitage is home to many black cats including cuddly Onyx, friendly Croix, shy Dude, and sassy Noir.
We encourage you to consider a black cat the next time you adopt, to educate others about the true beauty of black kitties, and to support The Hermitage, so we can continue to provide sanctuary for our black feline residents and all their friends!