Halloween is one of our nation’s most beloved holidays; iconic images of pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and of course black cats, adorn homes and businesses, storefronts and display cases.
Cats, and black cats in particular, have little to celebrate during this time of year, however. Their risk of injury or worse is higher around the end of October thanks to our society’s myths and legends surrounding black cats.
Black Cats And Halloween
There are plenty of stories that surface each year about black cats being kidnapped, tortured, and even killed around Halloween. Although there isn’t much evidence to substantiate these rumors, the fact remains that black cats have long been symbols of bad luck and overall evil in our culture.