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I Photograph Black Shelter Cats Because They’re The Last To Get Adopted And Are Often Euthanized
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Animals, Social Issues6 years ago

I Photograph Black Shelter Cats Because They’re The Last To Get Adopted And Are Often Euthanized

I photograph black cats at the West Los Angeles animal shelter. Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates. With this photo series, I tried to showcase their personalities to counter the belief that black cats are bad luck.

Black cats are awesome and the Los Angeles shelters have plenty available for adoption this Halloween season.

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LisaWalton
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6 years ago

You have the BEST. JOB. EVER.

BarbaraConover
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6 years ago

Bet this is volunteer.

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maggiemoonbeam
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6 years ago

Many shelters refuse to adopt out black cats at this time of the year due to fear that they could be used for ritual sacrifice by Satanic or Wiccan or Pagan groups. I frankly think this is a lot of hooey but I have lived in communities where adoptions of black cats are suspended over Hallowe'en/Samhain. These are cute cats in West L.A. -- maybe wait until All Saints' Day?

ElizabethPoehler
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6 years ago

Actually the bigger problem is people who adopt as a "prop" for Halloween and then returning it back to the shelter or worse (death or ditch)... Yes there is a problem, though it isn't actual groups who are the ones who harm the kitties, but people who believe the hooey and think it makes them cool or something... It's a reason to keep an eye on your black darlings.

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BelenGlaus
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6 years ago

i love black cats, i had two, one passed away when i was little, and I rescued the other four years ago and now he's my feline baby

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LisaWalton
Community Member
6 years ago

You have the BEST. JOB. EVER.

BarbaraConover
Community Member
6 years ago

Bet this is volunteer.

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maggiemoonbeam
Community Member
6 years ago

Many shelters refuse to adopt out black cats at this time of the year due to fear that they could be used for ritual sacrifice by Satanic or Wiccan or Pagan groups. I frankly think this is a lot of hooey but I have lived in communities where adoptions of black cats are suspended over Hallowe'en/Samhain. These are cute cats in West L.A. -- maybe wait until All Saints' Day?

ElizabethPoehler
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually the bigger problem is people who adopt as a "prop" for Halloween and then returning it back to the shelter or worse (death or ditch)... Yes there is a problem, though it isn't actual groups who are the ones who harm the kitties, but people who believe the hooey and think it makes them cool or something... It's a reason to keep an eye on your black darlings.

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BelenGlaus
Community Member
6 years ago

i love black cats, i had two, one passed away when i was little, and I rescued the other four years ago and now he's my feline baby

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