I think it is pathetic that, in the year 2012, shelters still have a more difficult time adopting out black cats than they do other types. If you want to show you are fearless (and, more importantly, intelligent) go adopt a black cat this halloween. I will bet you $$$$ nothing bad will happen to you because of it. --- I had a black cat my whole life until I was 14 and he was the best ever. Then I adopted a black and white kitten :) I'm convinced black is better!