I'm posting about a group of animals that is near and dear to my heart - black cats. They are so often overlooked, and I know that my local shelter has so many black cats right now that it isn't even funny.
Then again, I'd rather see more black cats get adopted than to belong to some exclusive club.
I'm going to start with a (mostly) black cat that is near and dear to my heart: Mitchell, my remaining foster cat. (Patches, his partner-in-crime, a tuxedo kitty, was adopted over the weekend.)
Mitchell has the sweetest nature of any cat that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is extremely gentle with people, purrs with delight when he is gently petted, and will happily lie on top of you, or beside you, or at least on the same bed as you, as you nap. He is also gentle with the other cats, and is patiently working on winning my "girls" over.
He is curious and fun, and will keep you well entertained as he explores and comically over-reacts to little things, like his reflection in a mirror, or discovering the bathroom sink. We can't keep him, because we have a full house. But I would love, love, love to see him go to someone who will adore him as he deserves.
Two other ARL cats that are up for adoption and black:
Mama loves people, by the way, so her adopter would be guaranteed an affectionate, gentle companion. The only caveat is that she live in a home without dogs.
That's why I am certain that this Annie could have a "happily ever after" in someone's home - get her out of the caged environment, and you, like me with my Annie, will watch her blossom.
There are so many more - at the ARL, and no doubt at every shelter in the country. (Here is a link to Castaway Cats - who talks about even more of the black cats at the ARL.) So join the Fellowship - you know you want to!