Black cats still suffer from a nonsensical superstitious stigma amongst some people, and for this and other reasons they are often the least adopted type of cat in shelters.

Of course, as we all know, black cats are no different to any other cat and they absolutely deserve the best chance at a happy life.

Having a day dedicated to highlighting the beauty of black cats is wonderful, and Black Cat Appreciation Day allows shelters to put an extra focus on those dark colored felines who are looking for a new loving home.