Black cats are often overlooked in shelters. They make great pets, and there are a lot of reasons why!!

In the fall of 2011 I brought home a beautiful little black kitty named Boo from the Humane Society of Henderson County, and what an amazing addition she has been to our family! She joined the kitty that I have had for several years. I was nervous that Sophe and Boo might not get along - Sophe has been an only pet for years - but they are best friends! They snuggle together and even groom one another.

Sophe and her sister Boo Photo: Kat Mykals/1061KISS-FM

Unfortunately, not all black cats get to go to loving homes like mine. In fact, black cats are often overlooked in shelters. People will pass them by just because they are black without a second thought. I think it's time we change peoples perception of black cats, so here are 13 reasons to adopt a black cat!

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If you're ready to adopt there are plenty of animal rescues here in the community that have more than enough cats - and dogs for that matter - that are in need of loving forever homes!

Please take the time to visit your local shelter to find your next best friend.