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Friday, August 15, 2014

Black Cat Appreciation Day Is Here, Go Get Your Free Bombay Kitty This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:04 PM

click to enlarge Elena would like to live with you - SPCA
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  • Elena would like to live with you
You think your three-legged dog has it rough? Have it try being a black cat stuck at the SPCA for a day.

Life as a dark-furred feline isn't easy, as black cats tend to be routinely passed up at the pound.

That's why some kind-hearted someone out there invented "Black Cat Appreciation Day" and it's coming up Aug. 17. In honor of that cat holiday, the Peninsula Humane Society is giving away adult black cats for free all weekend long.  

click to enlarge Shy Sophia has her own cat condo! - PHS/SPCA
  • Shy Sophia has her own cat condo!
In addition, adoption fees for black kittens will be reduced by 50 percent. The shelter is dubbing this deal as the “You Can Make Me Lucky” program.

Volunteers are hoping it pays off, as the shelter is loaded down with 50 black cats, including 24 kittens under six months old, in need of a loving home. Typically, you'd shell out $80 for adult cats ($50 for cats age 7 and older), and $95 for kittens. The adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, health check, behavior screening and microchip.

“We have many wonderful black cats and kittens who are being overlooked and we want to make them even more attractive to potential adopters,” said PHS/SPCA spokesperson Scott Delucchi.

If you're feeling lucky, then head down to the Peninsula Humane Society (1450 Rollins Rd. in Burlingame ) this weekend between 11 a.m. and  6 p.m. to claim your very own black cat. 

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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