Black Panther might be helping black cats get adopted

Do you think black cats bring bad luck? Well, you should stop to consider the bad luck we brings black cats.

The superstition that black cats crossing our path will bring misfortune means that they often have trouble getting adopted.

But the forgotten felines' luck might be changing when it comes to adoption, if this recent Tumblr post is to be believed - and it's all thanks to the box office smash-hit Black Panther.

The user assured everyone that people adopting the black cats weren't adopting just on a movie-inspired whim, but were looking to take in a cat already.

It's not clear whether this phenomenon applies to shelters worldwide. But it could be a vital step in helping black cats get some love after centuries of association with witchcraft, misfortune and spooky things.

It takes longer to find black cats homes than any other cat, even though they take fill half of adoption centres, according to the RSPCA.

Dr Jane Tyson, the scientific officer for the companion animals department, said:

It's a sad fact that black cats really don’t have much luck because we see more of them coming through our doors than any other colour of cat, possibly because they're much more common.

Ginger and tabbies have the distinctive markings making them look more attractive to some but we would urge people to look beyond what an animal looks like. Their fur colour makes no difference to how much love they have to give.

Black cats won’t bring you good luck or bad luck but they do need forever homes. If you can bring some magic into their lives they're sure to bring some love into yours.

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