National Black Cat Day


Nothing is quite as elegant as a black cat. But black cats and kittens are often overlooked at shelters or rescues. Although cats in ancient Egypt were highly revered and were dressed in golden jewelry, these days black cats are often are seen as unlucky or mischievous.  They can wait a long time to be adopted. National Black Cat Day is Friday October 27. It is a great day to show everyone that a black cat is just perfect. It can be a day of celebration for all of us.

If you have a cat, especially a black one, today is the day to make it feel extra special. Buy your cat a new toy or a tasty treat and spend the afternoon playing with the red dot or rubbing its belly—nobody knows how to enjoy the little things in life like animals do.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a cat of your own and have the time to take proper care of it, maybe today should be the day you can take the first steps to welcome one into your life. Rescue Angels just might have the purrfect feline for you. What are you waiting for?

And even if you can’t have a cat due to allergies or other reasons, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this day! Making a donation to Rescue Angels can help us save the little ones that depend on us. Or, contact us to sponsor a cat. You can contact us through or at 647-293-6570 or

Teresa Harrison-Best of was so inspired by an article she read about the plight of black cats, she wrote about the virtues of having a black cat. Here is her delightful poem:

I want to sing the virtues
of having a black cat.
So elegant and glossy,
never tedious nor matte.

They’ll never clash with décor
or lose their sense of style.
They’ll compliment all your colours
with an allure that will beguile.

When holding any black cat
you’ll always look most chic.
With an element of wonder,
and hint of pure mystique.

Just think of them as slimming,
as black gives that effect.
An optical illusion,
such a bonus I suspect.

You’ll never need a clothes brush,
if dressing in black tie.
Just think of all the tantrums,
of many years gone by.

They never look too grubby,
and their feet are always clean.
Despite the many mud baths
they always look pristine.

In snow you’ll never lose them,
such a monochrome delight.
They never fade in sunlight,
Just always looking so bright.

Black cats are very lucky,
as you would clearly see.
They’ll give you much enjoyment,
and you will soon agree.