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Unmasking Myths: Celebrating Black Cat Awareness Month with Noah’s Animal Hospitals

Recognizing Black Cat Awareness Month

In the midst of all the spooky happenings this October, it’s essential to remember that this month is also dedicated to Black Cat Awareness.

Our guest today, Thomas Dock, Director of Communications at Noah’s Animal Hospitals, is here to shed light on the myths and misconceptions surrounding black cats.

It’s common to hear tales of bad luck associated with these felines or stories linking them to witches, but these are just myths that have persisted through history.

These superstitions date back to medieval Europe, where black cats were seen as omens of misfortune or even witches in disguise.

However, in other cultures, black cats are symbols of prosperity and good luck.

In ancient Egypt, they were considered divine vessels of the gods, while the Irish believed a black cat on your porch was a sign of amazing luck.

Despite these myths, it’s heartening to know that perceptions are changing, and black cats are not being overlooked in shelters as much as they once were.

So, this October, consider visiting your local animal shelter to find a new furry family member, regardless of their color or species.

If adoption isn’t possible, volunteering time or donating supplies can make a world of difference for these deserving animals.

To learn more about pet care and their healthcare needs, visit