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MrMilkdud October 29th, 2014 5:01pm

My local Humane Society does not adopt out black cats around Halloween. They say the risk of people hurting black cats this time of year is too great.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/30/14 11:45 am

My dad had a black cat. It followed him around and slept in his lap. It was cute.

Maynard Londor
10/30/14 10:25 am

I can see it being a good policy. Not because of the cat themselves, but because of the dumbassery of people's beliefs about black cats.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/29/14 8:06 pm

I got my black cat late October of 1999. They had no issues adopting her out to me. Yes.. I still have her.. :)

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/29/14 8:13 pm

I should say that my mom and I went in to PetSmart for dog food when an adoption event was going on. An hour later I had a black cat. Umm teacup black panther I should say.

RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
10/29/14 7:26 pm

I'm not sure. Recently, my mother told me to watch out for my dog this time of year. Said there are groups who steal them for "sacrifice." I don't know if there is any merit there, but if there is, I could see where it's a problem. Bad ppl out there.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/29/14 6:07 pm

If they feel there is actually a risk there, I guess it is OK. The shelter in Seattle is advertising a no-fee adoption special for black kitties. There are others around the nation:

aspcapro.org/ninja-panthers-more-9-black-cat-promotions

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/30/14 1:11 pm

Ppl still think black cats are bad luck, a witches companion, etc. Plus taking pics of them is hard compared to other coat colors. There's actually a group and website teach how to take pics of black shelter animals.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/30/14 1:16 pm

Like taking a close up of my cat, who is all black, a flash just reflects off her coat it never turns out. It does show her coat is super healthy and super shiny! She needs full sun and a background that compliments her rust undercoat.

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
10/29/14 5:47 pm

Depends on whether or not you're a no kill shelter.

NikkiKitti47
10/29/14 5:18 pm

I'd love to own a black kitty. They are awesome

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/29/14 8:08 pm

I have one. They are freaking awesome!!

missmorganmarie ...
10/30/14 7:24 am

I have one too. he's awesome!

jvc1133 61535
10/29/14 4:27 pm

If they are screening the people and would remove their head from their as cat may

jvc1133 61535
10/29/14 4:28 pm

get a good home. F**** do gooders.

Handstand .
10/29/14 3:27 pm

Save the animals from the idiots of the world!

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brenstal Florida
10/29/14 2:58 pm

I think generally this is a good policy, but they should wave it for people who can prove they're good pet owners through maybe a vet recommendation or something. My family owns 3 cats who are all primarily black, and one of them is solid black.

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gonzoboy Arizona
10/29/14 2:35 pm

Who knew this was National Cat Day?!... :-/

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Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
10/29/14 1:23 pm

I don't get it. What do people do to them? And why around Halloween?

Handstand .
10/29/14 3:26 pm

Satanic rituals

EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 12:08 pm

What about black dogs?

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 12:26 pm

You're so fixated on this whole black and white thing today, and they prefer to be called dogs without color. I'm very surprised with you.

singkitty In the cloud
10/29/14 6:44 pm

Black dogs typically aren't used for satanic rituals. Nut jobs prefer black cats to practice dark magic. People are cray.

missmorganmarie ...
10/29/14 12:00 pm

Good for them!! I have a black cat named Sherlock. luckily he's an indoor cat

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missmorganmarie ...
10/30/14 7:27 am

I dare someone to try and hurt him. hell hath no fury. ..

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/29/14 11:39 am

Good policy! I had a black cat years ago. I never let her out around Halloween.

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Wink
10/29/14 11:38 am

Sounds good as long as the shelter is either a no-kill shelter, or the black cats get some extra time since they can't be adopted around Halloween.

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MrMilkdud
10/29/14 11:49 am

It isn't a no kill shelter, but I should ask if they get a reprieve.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/29/14 11:31 am

Good! I lost a beloved black kitty on Halloween afternoon one year. She was sitting on my steps and a few minutes later she was gone and I never saw her again.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/29/14 11:36 am

It probably flew back to hell.

missmorganmarie ...
10/29/14 12:02 pm

Omg! that is horrible. I am so so sorry. I couldn't even imagine. I'd be a basket case

singkitty In the cloud
10/29/14 6:45 pm

Hopefully she was catnapped by someone who just wanted a black cat. So sorry.

dawl adulting
10/29/14 11:20 am

Totally agree. People are assholes.

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gonzoboy Arizona
10/29/14 10:47 am

MD, I just checked, and this is the same policy in MY area! It's evidently a fairly widespread policy, so there must be a legitimate concern. My personal feelings about cats aside, I gotta go with "good policy"... :)

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/29/14 10:43 am

I agree since cats are the spawn of satan we don't want to unleash their evil on those poor little kids running around.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 10:44 am

Another jerk has entered the room!

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/29/14 11:19 am

You say that on every poll you see me on.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/29/14 11:32 am

Ok kids. No candy for you.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/29/14 10:31 am

Good policy, even if someone really wanted that specific color of cat waiting a few weeks isn't all that big a deal, you could have that cat for 10+ years anyways!

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cass95 Jesus 2021
10/29/14 10:27 am

All of the rescue organizations that I work with have the same policy. I fully support it.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 10:22 am

Excellent policy! One of my cats is black and I don't let him outside on Halloween.

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political Georgia
10/29/14 10:25 am

Safety first!

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:28 am

Is that your lil prince(ss)?

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:34 am

We had two black cats and did the same thing.

EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 10:37 am

Lol Rob!!
My Prince(SS) is white :)

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:41 am

I have to ask now. What's the black one's name?

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:42 am

Barack

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:43 am

Al Sharpton

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:43 am

Sammy Davis Jr.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:45 am

Wow.
A white cat name Princess and a black one named Blacky. I never thought you were so racist.

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:47 am

I'm ashamed of you, EB.
Why not just name him "slavey"

EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 10:47 am

Sure wish I had that eggplant emoji right now, Rob!

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:49 am

Do Princess and little CP (Cotton Picker) get along alright?

EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 10:53 am

Ok, I'm thinking we might want to close this pool early...

political Georgia
10/29/14 10:54 am

Isn't it to cold to be in a pool in Oregon? I worry about you, EB. :)

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:56 am

Do you ever do magic tricks where you turn the black cat into a white cat? They used to do those tricks at minstrel shows.
But with people.

gonzoboy Arizona
10/29/14 10:56 am

Why close the pool? They usually don't let Blacky's in, anyway!...

political Georgia
10/29/14 10:58 am

Lol, Gozo

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 11:19 am

Thanks for killing my poll with all your racist ranting, EB. Nobody is commenting now.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 11:27 am

I know, right? I came in here to express my opinion on the festive conversation, and was bombarded with extreme racism. I don't know what to say anymore other than to ask, when you feed them both do you give the black one more food for reparations?

political Georgia
10/29/14 11:31 am

You must be a "tea-bagger."

MrMilkdud
10/29/14 11:33 am

I bet she doesn't even let them eat out of the same bowl.

I've spoken to Jesse Jackson, EB. He said he can make all of this go away if you want to make a donation to his charity.

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/29/14 11:47 am

EB you should make the nonblack cats pay for the suffering of your black cat in the name of feline justice.

missmorganmarie ...
10/30/14 7:24 am

I feel so bad right now but I am hysterically laughing at these comments. I think my office is wondering what's wrong with me :$

EarlyBird Portland
10/30/14 7:51 am

Agree, mm.
I was laughing so hard yesterday I spelled poll "pool". :)

missmorganmarie ...
10/30/14 11:20 am

my boyfriend and I sometimes say these kind of comments to each other when talking about our black cat so i read him some of the comments and he was laughing too

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:17 am

Though even I wouldn't ever hurt a cat for any reason other than self defense I still said this is a good policy because it's a bad idea to adopt out cats in the first place. Year round. Get a dog. Hell, get gator. At least you know you'll be safe.

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MrMilkdud
10/29/14 10:34 am

I don't think that's the point of this rule, Rob.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:37 am

Well it should be.
instagram.com/p/s2f6Fuw5YE/
Tell me this creature isn't planning something.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/29/14 10:13 am

Some won't adopt orange ones either during October.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
10/29/14 10:06 am

Cats are jerks! I don't know why anyone would want one in the first place.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:08 am

This is a subject Cowboy and I are in complete agreement on.

EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 10:21 am

I think you two are jerks !

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 10:29 am

Maybe, but at least we're honest, which is more than I can say for the cats.

Sam95 Nebraska
10/29/14 11:23 am

I agree with you EarlyBird! I'm a huge cat person.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/29/14 12:00 pm

OMG! A cat Person?? You're the mastermind feline leader, aren't you? You must be stopped, you WILL be stopped!

singkitty In the cloud
10/29/14 6:47 pm

I find that people who dislike cats have never owned one. Once you experience the trust and affection you can earn from a kitty there's no going back. That being said they can be jerks.

Sam95 Nebraska
10/29/14 7:17 pm

Very true. Or they have had one bad experience with a cat so they automatically think all cats are evil. Cats can be sassy sometimes, but not all of them are evil.