We have a number of Black cats. Many people dislike black cats as they think they are dull and cannot see their expressions as well as with other cats. In reality they are just like any other cat and in some case even better!
Science says that Black cats may be the more fortunate felines
research showed that ebony felines may have a health advantage over other cats. The gene for melanism, which makes their fur black, may be able to prevent certain viruses or bacteria from entering their cells, making them more resistant to disease than cats with lighter-coloured coats, according to scientists.
Add to that a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota this year that showedcat owners were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. For reasons that were unclear, the study did not show the same result with dog owners.
In other words they are healthier than cats of another colour and they are good for your health too!
Comments from black cat owners:
In my experience, black cats tend to be more playful and people oriented than any other type of cat.
The black cat definitely needs an image boost. I'm sure there are exceptions but I find them to be the best cats for people with children, they seem to be more playful and tolerant of handling than other cats.
I was just reading about the bias against black cats. This is a crazy point but I used to have a cat with a wild pattern on its body and now I have a fabulous black cat. I get frequent headaches and when I used to look at my old cat it would be too visually stimulating and make my headache worse. That doesn’t happen with my black one. My black cat ahs a great super friendly personality!
So from 10 February to 10 March why not adopt one of our 6 black cats.