‘Tis the season for holiday parties, gatherings of families and friends and gift exchanges. Whether it’s what to give or what to wear, black goes with everything! The classic color is timeless in a dress, suit or present. We all own something black. It seems that black is the perfect color to blend into any household. However, when it comes to pets, especially cats, a black coat tends to keep them waiting in shelters longer before they are adopted.
You can always find a black cat available for adoption at the Richmond SPCA, and during kitten season, a kitten with a black coat may be the last of his litter to find a home. The reason can range from superstition to simply being overlooked due to their coloring; for example, a calico may visually stand out in a litter of kittens or a catillion while a black cat may fade into the background. If you take the time to get to know a cat, however, you will find that each has his own personality, no matter the coat coloring. Black cats are just as awesome as the rest, but you don’t have to take our word for it!
Got my black fur baby Wallace from the Richmond SPCA last year and he is the best! Black cats rule! – Kayla Newberg
Black cats are the best! Adopting mine from the Richmond SPCA last June was one of the best decisions I ever made :) – Samantha Mikoychik
I’ve got an adorable black cat and he has the funniest, best personality! Black cats are awesome! – Kristin Vinagro
I have a black cat (1 of 4) and she is the sweetest, funniest little creature ever! She is just full of personality and a super snugglebug! – Jen Sinclair
I have a black cat and he is the sweetest thing. Black cats are the best! – Christy Cook
My beautiful black Gypsy was adopted from the Richmond SPCA in July, and she is so sweet! – Ruth Simmons
We have always had at least 1 black cat...love them...and the 2 we have now came from the SPCA: Binx (aka Boo) who was born with club feet and Jack...they are both so sweet...love my black kitties. – Diana Whitaker Marsh
As you can see from the comments above, black cats are just as sweet, funny and snuggly as other cats and make great pets. This holiday season, we’re making it as easy as possible for our black-coated cats and dogs to stand out at the Robins-Starr Humane Center. This Black Friday, Nov. 23, adoption fees for all of our black-coated pets will be reduced 50 percent! Our normal adoption fee of $99 will be reduced to $49.50, an incredible deal for a lifetime of love and companionship. All adoption fees include:
- Spay or neuter procedure
- Age-appropriate vaccinations (includes rabies vaccine for pets 4 months and older)
- Free behavior helpline support
- A packet of valuable discount coupons
- Relevant handouts on pet behavior from our education and training department
- An optional month of free pet insurance from ShelterCare
- A 24PetWatch microchip ID (permanently inserted under the animal’s skin), tag and the first year’s registration
- Automatic eligibility to become a client of the Clinic for Compassionate Care
- Free examination of the adopted pet with the Clinic for Compassionate Care
- Discounted rates for Richmond SPCA training classes
When you visit the Richmond SPCA, we encourage you to meet some of the black cats we have available for adoption and see for yourself just how awesome they are! You can see all of our cats and dogs who are currently available for adoption on our website. Here are some of our wonderful black-coated pets available for adoption:
Adoption Center Hours:
Please note that our adoption center will be closed on Thanksgiving day (Nov. 22), but will reopen on Nov. 23 per normal hours for Black Friday.
Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Adoption Center Location:
2519 Hermitage Road Richmond, VA 23220
Adoption Center Phone Number:
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