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October's black cat adoption ban

Amarillo, TX - For years the myth that black cats are not allowed to be adopted during the Halloween season has circulated, but does it hold any truth? 

It's not just a bunch of Hocus Pocus. Some animal shelters, like the Amarillo S.P.C.A., still believe in the myth and have banned black cat adoptions in the month of October. 

The S.P.C.A. began the ban 5 years ago after they heard reports of the felines begin sacrificed, abused, and used as novelty items for parties. 

Despite the myth there are shelters who believe the myth is fictitious and continue the adoptions. 

Jena McFall, the Executive Director at the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society, does not believe in the myth. She feels if people were going to sacrifice or mistreat a cat they would not pay the adoption fee. "There are always rumors like this around Halloween, we just don't, we don't believe it," McFall said.

 The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society is having a special adoption event. On October 15th patrons can adopt a black cat or a black dog.              

For more information on the event visit their website

By: Kaylee Merchak 

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