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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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Hours of Operation for the Remainder of 2020

Dear valued clients, thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we operate out of two locations while undergoing renovations at our new facility. For more information about our house of operation at both locations, please see below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 306.373.3500

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Last updated: September 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

1. WE CAN 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

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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