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Why Are Black Cats Considered Bad Luck?

Halloween is right around the corner, and the black cat is symbolic of this holiday. Perhaps the most common superstition, many people believe owning a black cat or even seeing a black cat can bring them bad luck. Sadly, because of their association with bad luck, black cats are only half as likely to be adopted as cats of other colours.

But where did they get the bad reputation from?

It is believed to have started in the 17th century when black cats were associated with witchcraft. The belief of witches transforming themselves into black cats to prowl the streets discreetly became a central belief in America, during the Salem witch hunts. Even today, the myths of black cats and witches hold strong, especially during the Halloween season. However, black cats weren’t always the face of bad luck. In fact, in the early Egyptian times, as early as 3000 BC, black cats were worshipped and were thought to bring you good luck!

Black cats have been given an unfair reputation, and unfortunately, many people believe the hype. Truth is black cats are beautiful creatures and are just as loveable as the next furry feline. Black cats make PAWsome companions, and you’d be lucky to have one!

Written by Leanne Radcliffe, Receptionist

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic