Originally Posted by ArtCrafter
In answer to the earlier question about black cats that was raised by my posting this picture:
FWIW, I asked the Adoption Counselor
at the shelter, and apparently it's true: A lot of people are reluctant to adopt black cats, at least around here.
Bilbo was in 'jail' for at least two months, and when I heard that, the 'choice' to adopt him was even easier.
From what I have heard, some shelters are reluctant to let people adopt black cats prior to Halloween. They are concerned that some people just want a black cat for a prop or to add to their Halloween decorations. Then after Halloween, the cat may be back on the street.