opinion black cat listicle opinion Last Updated 9 hours ago Political Commentary: 5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat By Mackenzie Rupp Don't be afraid of the superstitions his Halloween, adopt a black cat instead. Growing up I heard stories of black cats running under ladders and breaking mirrors causing bad luck. The person who let me in on the secret witchcraft of black cats also threw salt over their shoulder if a grain of it spilled on any surface but their plate. It is a pretty common superstition to think black cats are a bad omen, but thinking it could cause misfortune or death has led to the substantial decrease in appeal for the furry creatures. Because of this, and several other factors, black cats struggle to get adopted.