National Black Cat Day: Places to cross paths with a lucky kitty of your own

Pepper, a former Palm Beach submitted by Pal, Beach Post Pet of the Week, submitted by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

Pepper, a former Palm Beach submitted by Palm Beach Post Pet of the Week, submitted by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

Did you know that black cats are the least likely kitties to be adopted from shelters, perhaps because of their unfair reputation for being bad luck? (One of my favorite all-time felines, Cusack Joan Streeter (1992-2005), was a darker-hued lass and one of your sweeter beings to ever completely hog a queen bed). Dispel that myth by celebrating today’s National Black Cat Day, honoring the coolness of coal-colored kitties everywhere. You can look up interesting facts on black cats, like the fact that they’re actually considered lucky in some cultures, or visit Meow Mix’s Cat Giffer where you can turn photos of your feline friends of any color into Web-ready images.

Max, a black cat from Ft. Pierce's All Pets Rescue

Max, a black cat from Ft. Pierce’s All Pets Rescue

But the most important thing you can do is go to the local shelter of your choice and bring one of those hard-to-place honeys home with you.   (The Palm Beach Post’s Pet of the Week column always has some good ideas, too)