St. Charles Herald-Guide

Spooky reason you cant adopt a black cat in October

By Heather R. Breaux - October 23, 2006

And the same is true all over the United States because as a matter of policy, animal shelters dont place black cats in October fearing creeps and idiots might hurt or torment them on Halloween.

I can't say that we have ever had that problem in St. Charles Parish, but we stick to the policy just the same, Jennifer King, president of the St. Charles Parish Humane Society, told the Herald-Guide.

Shelter supervisor LeAnn Matherne says shes got 14 black cats that wont be eligible for adoption until Nov. 1.

If someone comes in before Halloween and wants to specifically adopt a black cat we turn them away, says Matherne.

We also urge owners to put all cats - regardless of color - indoors on Halloween just as a safety measure.

Spooky reason you cant adopt a black cat in October
Photo: Heather R. Breaux