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Black Cats $13 on July 13

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA look to attract attention to these overlooked felines.

Thirteen is the new lucky number for black cats. These felines, often overlooked due to superstitions, are not bad luck. In fact, they are considered good luck in other countries around the world.

The new adoption promotion starts Friday, July 13 and subsequently on the thirtenth of every month.

Cats with partially-black fur are included too. The $13 adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, the first set of vaccinations, a follow-up health visit at a participating veterinarian, as well as a complimentary health and wellness exam from a participating VCA Animals Hospital.

“These cats and kittens are just as affectionate and adorable,” says Kevin McManus, Adoptions Supervisor at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

“Unfortunately superstitions about black cats make it harder to adopt them out. Hopefully this promotion will shed new light on them and get them into the loving homes they need.”

The regular adoption fee for cats is $70; however, the new promotion joins ongoing cat adoption programs the shelter provides. Long-term resident cats— cats that have been at the shelter for more than a month—are $35; adopters can adopt two cats for $85; and adopters 60-years-old and older qualify for the Seniors for Seniors program in which the adoption fee is waived and adopters only pay the $20 mandatory microchip fee.

To view all the available black cats, as well as the other animals at the shelter, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.

Are you looking to adopt a pet?

Peter Munters July 12, 2012 at 03:01 AM
She is lovely.
D Shelley July 12, 2012 at 02:52 PM
In my 30 year history of having cats, I have had 3 totally black ones (always at least one.) One lived to be 23 and I swear that cat was so intuitive that she was my soul mate in a kitty body. They are the BEST!!! Friendly, curious, smart... BTW, in many times in history, like Egyptian, black cats were considered VERY lucky. In some cultures in the world, like Ireland and Great Britain, they still are! Ironically, a major factor in the spread of the plague, "The Black Death", was the European churches promoting the mass killing of black cats which led to an increase in the rat population. I hope these sweet kitties find homes.
Malcolm July 12, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Our cat, Mai-Tai, is 14 and I don't feel it would be right to make her share her house with another cat. And it is her house. We had a black cat some years ago and all I remember is he bit me seriously on the arm. I still may have one someday in the future, but I won't tease, or play rough with him.
Carroll Brown July 12, 2012 at 07:34 PM
I would love to get a cat. I grew up with Siamese and love them. However, I have two dogs and with the bad economy and I am on a fixed income, I feel I should not adopt one. Makes me sad. :o(

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