I don’t run or promote very many fundraisers, but every now and again, one will cross my desk that is wholly in line with CatCentric’s mission of improving feline lives, strengthening the owner/kitty bond and keeping kitties in their homes (and out of shelters) longer.
As this one does!
The Black Cats Tell All kickstarter campaign’s ultimate goal is to change public perception of black cats and get them adopted and out of shelters quicker. In the words of the kickstarter founder…
Myths and superstitions about black cats date back to the Dark Ages and being discriminated against for simply being black. Black cats are the least likely to be adopted and I invite you to help me change that by supporting Black Cats Tell All: True Tales By 22 Amazing Cats, a deluxe, limited first edition book and non-profit project.
This is the first anthology of positive stories about black cats and narrated by the fearless felines to debunk the superstitions. They feel it’s time to tell the world the truth. These 22 real, black cats share nothing in common except the color of their fur and a yen to pen their stories.
They reveal how wildly entertaining and fabulous black cats are to live with. Some reveal a secret life from the fanciful and mind-boggling, to every day hilarious and heart-warming antics. Their not so secret goal is to raise black cat awareness and increase their dismal rates of adoption.
Reading these wonderful stories will help dissolve superstitions and wash away irrational fears of these amazing and delightful cats, whose only “crime” is the color of their fur.
And check this out! The Black Cats Tell All kickstarter campaign has a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, making all donations tax deductible under U.S. law! AND, the campaign is offering rewards for various support levels!
This is the first anthology of myth-busting, true stories of black cats, written “by” black cats. And it’s sure to be a game-changer.
It’s time to put the spotlight on black cats and remove the negative stereotype once and for all. Help raise shelter adoption rates! Help make history! Make a donation today!
Look at these adorable kitties. Under that glossy black fur, they are exactly the same as every other kitty. They purr, they fear, they love just like tabbies, and calicoes, and cats with white coats and spotted coats and stripes.
And, of course, if you have a black cat story to tell, join the group and share it with the CatCentric community, or tell us about it in the comments below.