UNITED STATES – Animal shelters throughout the country are on high alert for anyone itching to adopt a black cat this month — because of the fact that clueless dopes bring them to Halloween parties as props.
“If someone calls on Oct. 30 and says they need a black cat by 3 o’clock, that’s worrisome,” Anne-Marie Karash, who is associate director of the Humane Society of New York, stated to The Post.
Revelers will call up and explain, “Oh, we’re going to a Halloween party and we need a black cat,” she stated.
“But this is a cat — you can’t pick it up and carry it around like it’s a cocktail,” she went on to add.
As all cat lovers know, dark-haired felines have always had a troubled history, with rumors of their connection to the occult and witchcraft dating back to the Middle Ages.
Hating on black cats continues to this very day all across the country.
A rash of cat mutilations in San Antonio back in 2009 caused local shelter The Animal Defense League to greatly strengthen vetting proceedings following the cat-based violence.
At least five cats were found dead and missing limbs and even sawed in half. Officials said the cuts were clean, showing the damage was done by humans, not animals.
One of the cats, whose name was Moe, was found disemboweled with his organs missing and entrails placed neatly around the corpse.
Many shelters across the country do not allow adoption of black cats at all during the month of October.
“Halloween and black cats … it’s just not a good thing. You hear a lot of stories, and I don’t want any of them to come back at me,” Bobbi Giordano, who is the owner of the Queens-based shelter, said The Post.
If you own a black cat, please keep it indoors. There is nothing safer!