All cats deserve love, but for one reason or another, there’s a certain group of cats that always seem to be overlooked, ignored, and even rejected. We’re talking about black cats.
Did you know they have the lowest adoption rate of all cats? Sadly, this means that many of them are left in rescue shelters, waiting a very long time and hoping to find a forever home before it’s too late.
Why does this happen? It’s mostly all down to superstition. People in many cultures and countries believe that black cats bring bad luck, but there are countless black cat owners out there who would say the exact opposite!
Black cats get a real bad rap, but they’re beautiful, loving, friendly creatures who can be just as kind, cuddly, and playful as cats of all other colors. These 60 photos will show you how wonderful a black cat can be and hopefully help to change a few minds about these unfairly treated felines.
Black cats are all about the love! These adorable siblings like to sleep side by side, mirroring each other’s position. One night, their owner spotted them sleeping like this, forming a lovely heart shape with their legs.
If you’ve ever seen ‘How to Train Your Dragon?’ then you might recognize some similarities in this little guy and the beautiful black dragon, Toothless.
This older black cat was waiting a while for someone to finally adopt him. When he found his forever home, he couldn’t stop hugging his new owner.
This black kitten is basically a teeny tiny panther, ready to play and pounce on any toy in the area.
What can we say about this sweet little fluffball? She’s just too cute for words. Look at those teeny tiny claws!
This fluffy black poof is simply beautiful! Who could say no to those eyes?
This black cat looks ready for a costume party! Some people worry that black cats don’t like being dressed up, but it all just depends on the personality and character of the cat in question.
This black cat almost looks like the shadow of the white one! This is just one example of how taking photos of black cats can produce some surprising and amazing results.
One of the first things you learn when owning a black cat is that you have to photograph them in the right light if you want the shot to turn out. If you get good lighting, you can really bring out their beauty, as we see here.
This gorgeous shadowy feline looks ready to strut her stuff on the catwalk! She’s absolutely beautiful and a perfect example of how attractive black cats can be.
This black cat looks like she maybe did something wrong and is doing her best ‘not guilty’ face to try and get away with it.
Count the cats! This lucky person has five utterly adorable black cats in their home. Once you see how loving and kind black cats can be, you start wanting to adopt more and more of them.
Aw! This lovely black cat has got her own favorite soft toy to snuggle up with when it’s nap time. And when it comes to cats, nap time is all the time!
Like any other cat, black cats don’t usually like having baths, preferring to clean themselves instead. Sometimes, however, you have to give a cat a bath. Let’s just hope this one eventually forgave his owner!
This black kitten is just too cute to handle! It looks like he belongs in a Jim Henson movie, hanging out with all kinds of other friendly, furry critters.
Some people think of black cats as being a little boring in terms of their appearance, but just look at this one! We could gaze into those gorgeous blue eyes all day long and never get bored.
This stunning black cat has some pretty long claws and isn’t afraid to show them!
If you want an example of how black cats are basically the same as any other cat, just look at how these guys react when they have to visit the vet! Like most other cats (and other animals too) they really don’t enjoy the experience and tried to hide together in the corner.
You thought that black cats couldn’t get on with other animals? Think again! They can get on with anyone and anything.
Every black cat owner does have to face up to one common problem: it can be hard to take great photos of them. We can see a perfect example of that here, as the black cat’s facial features don’t stand out at all when compared to its two buddies.
This super cute cat is getting into the cosplay scene! His owner strapped some black wings to his back, making him look just like a dragon.
Some people worry that black cats might not be as patient as others or can be quite moody. But these cats have unique personalities just like all the rest! This one is super patient, letting his young friend position her toys all around him.
Some people mistakenly believe that black cats aren’t as cuddly or as friendly as others. In fact, they can be just as cuddly as any other cat and often love to nap on their owners’ laps.
This adorable black cat is showing his friend how much he loves him in an adorable ‘paw on foot’ moment.
In modern times, many people think of black cats as being signs of bad luck, but did you know that in Ancient Egypt, it was considered a really good sign if you saw a black cat like this one.
This snowy dog and black cat just look so good together! What a team. We’re sure they’ll be best buds for many years.
This black cat looks utterly magical sitting right above a light, with parts of his coat actually glowing!
It’s always so cute when you catch cats napping together. They sleep in the funniest poses and often adorably cuddle up to one another. Black cats are no exception to this.
Some construction workers decided to put a high-vis jacket on this black cat so it could easily be seen while roaming around their building site. It’s a good idea, as black cats are often super hard to spot!
With claws like that, this beautiful black cat is ready to defend her home and her friends against any enemy!
Imagine walking up the stairs and seeing this fluffy little face waiting to greet you. It’s enough to make anyone melt!
If you get a black cat that will let you dress them up, you can make some amazing outfits to contrast with their dark coats. This one looks stunning!
This cute little black cat has formed a special friendship with its canine compaion. It looks like they’re competing to see who can bark or meow the loudest.
Black cats are really just like any other cat out there. You spend a fortune buying them cozy beds and fun toys, and they don’t even use them!
This cat looks like he belongs on an Ancient Egyptian throne. With those gorgeous golden eyes and regal posture, he’s got everything he needs to be a prince.
Looks like this cheeky black cat was playing a little hide and seek with their owner.
This black cat is a Maine Coon. They’re the biggest domestic cat breed in existence, famous for their super fluffy bodies and extra long ears.
Black and white photographs of black cats always look amazing, with their dark, shadowy fur standing out in perfect contrast to gray and white backgrounds. This shot, for example, is so arty!
This cat is doing its best Wolverine imitation with those super long claws digging right into the couch. And it looks so surprised to see its owner taking a photo.
We don’t know what made this adorable little panther stick out his tongue like that, but he sure looks goofy doing it!