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    Posted on Feb 27, 2018

    Black Cats Might Be Getting Adopted Thanks To "Black Panther" And It's Pretty Great

    Black cats 4 the win.

    Black cats: cute as heck. Just look at this blep!

    But also prone to superstition and rumor. It's a widely held belief that if a black cat crosses your path, you'll incur bad luck.

    All that ~might~ be changing, though, thanks to the blockbuster success of Black Panther.

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    Tumblr user Gallusrostromegalus wrote that their local shelter in Durango, Colorado, was inundated with people who were looking to make Black Panther–inspired adoptions.

    But! Before you get too excited about all this great adoption news, the ASPCA would like you to know that it hasn't really seen a huge increase in adoptions — at least across NYC — so the adoption stories might just be anecdotal.

    But that might be OK, though, because according to the ASPCA, black cats aren't actually at an adoption disadvantage.

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    "The belief that black animals are less desired is a widely held misconception," a spokesperson said. "In fact, year after year we have found black cats and dogs are adopted more than any other color of animals."

    So the moral of the story: Black cats are cute and adoptable, and Black Panther is a great and inspiring movie.

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