There were a number of black cats in the latest HSI rescue. I don’t know about the others, but Regine and Shakira are really lovely girls. Personality-wise they are what the vast majority of adopters are looking for*:
- young & playful (Shakira’s practically still a kitten!)
- affectionate (Regine, especially, is crazy affectionate)
- low maintenance (they’ll eat anything, they have excellent litter box habits, they use the scratching post)
It’s a shame and colossally unfair that they will be overlooked, time and time again, simply because of their fur colour.
*Recent developments in the house have revealed a dark side to their personalities: they are thieves! When I feed Brooklyn, the girls will come along, reach their paws into the cage, drag the food dish close to the bars, and proceed to help themselves — one pawful at a time — to Brooklyn’s food!!