Black cats are stunning, according to A Paws for Pets.
Nothing is more beautiful than a sleek black cat with long or short fur. Their eyes are usually bright gold or emerald green and are quite expressive. Their clever and expressive eyes have the ability to hypnotize you.
Those who have had the good fortune to live with a black cat will understand what I'm talking about. While all cats can be graceful at times, a black cat exemplifies the fluid motions that have evolved over time. They are not only graceful, but they also exude an air of sophistication.
Black cats, however, are more likely to be euthanized at kill shelters. Other potential deterrents to adopting black cats include superstition (black cats are thought to represent bad luck) and unfavorable connections with witchcraft or evil. The opposite could not be further from the truth.
At York Adopt a Pet, we currently have eight black cats. Three of these black beauties are in my care.
Sammie was discovered at the Walmart receiving area, as I reported a week or so ago. On December 14, 2013, Becky came to see me. Sammie is one of the sweetest kitties I've ever met. He rolls around, begging to have his tummy scratched, and is overjoyed to be out of the cold and living a life free of cares and distractions. Eight years ago, Becky walked into a man's heated work shop on north Highway 81.
Dai Mathers was walking to her car in a York parking lot on Friday of this week when she heard a loud urgent meow. Dai could see this was a cat in need of assistance. After about 25 minutes of sitting in the parking lot tempting this cat to safety, she finally got little Black Pearl to come to her. She didn't have the necessary resources to care for a cat, and she was aware that the kitten was hungry and had been exposed to the elements for some time. Kathy Johnson was contacted by her. When I first saw her, I quietly promised her that she would never be cold, hungry, or alone. I'm not sure how she ended up in a parking lot, or how long she's been homeless; all I know is that she cried out for help, and an angel of compassion heard her cries and stayed with her until she was safely in her car. Many individuals would have continued to their car without hesitation, but Dai was not one of them. Thank you for your kindness toward a stray black cat.
Her little ears were frozen and the tips had already fallen off, as you can see in the picture of Black Pearl. The rest of her ears are brittle and stiff. I'm sure the rest of her ears will fall off in a week or so. If they can find a spot to sleep in the cold, stray cats can roll up into a little ball, but their ears are usually exposed enough to develop frostbite.
Dai requested that I name her Black Pearl because, while pearls are valuable stones, obtaining a black pearl is quite unusual. This adorable cat is deserving of a unique moniker. She'll be staying in my bathroom until I'm sure there's no infection or inflammation in what's left of her ears. She sleeps with a heating pad beside her, with food and water nearby. She was rushed to York Animal Clinic, where she was examined and tested for Feline Leukemia, which she happily tested negative for. She has been vaccinated and wormed, and she will be spayed at YAC next week. She will thereafter be available for adoption. Until then, I'll maintain my pledge to keep this little black beauty warm, nourished, and cared for until she finds her forever family.
Please think about getting a black cat. Everyone is different, and everyone deserves a second opportunity.