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Black Cats & Other Cat Rants

October is here and like many others, I am fully embracing all thing spooky until Halloween. Ghosts, aliens, freak shows (this Wednesday, anyone?) and black cats are on my radar, but this post is not about that.

Did you know that black cats (and dogs) are way less likely to be adopted? I'm not sure why this is, and I doubt the majority of people really believe in the "bad luck" folk tale. I of course think that ALL cats are adorable, but since black cats get adopted less, I think I will adopt one once I have the space to accommodate another kitty.

The thing is, I think that sometimes cats get the short end of the stick when it comes to pets. You probably have seen a stray cat, and may or may not have done anything. At least where I live, I see many stray cats yet very few if any stray dogs. People seem to easier accept abandoning and ignoring cats, and it grinds my gears. For example, Craig Street Cats recently had an issue with someone dumping a cat because they had adopted a dog, and the two animals did not get along. I'm not saying that dogs should be mistreated in any way (duh, it's good that they are taken care of), but it has always bothered me that dogs seem to be the number 1 priority to some multi pet owners. I could never imagine get rid of any animal I had adopted, and it never ceases to amaze me when people so easily get rid of pets that they've had for years. 

I wanted to take a moment on my blog to give a shout out to my Winnipeg readers and lend some attention to a few cat shelters in the area that I would like to support (and would like you to support, if you have the means!) Feel free to add any others in the comments.