What’s Up With Those Black Cats?
Whats Up With Those Black Cats

What’s Up With Those Black Cats?

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What’s Up With Those Black Cats?
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THIS TIME OF YEAR CAN BE A SPOOKY TIME FOR SOME SUPERSTITIOUS FOLKS — ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO FEAR BLACK CATS.

HERE'S PAM WIESE WITH THE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY.

ON CAMERA OPEN: IN THE US SUPERSTITIOUS PEOPLE GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO AVOID CROSSING PATHS WITH A BLACK CAT, BUT REALLYTHAT'S AN OLD WIVES TALE: TODAY 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT BLACK CATS.

1.

BLACK CATS OFTEN HAVE YELLOW EYES DUE TO MELANISM: WHICH IS BASICALLY THE OPPOSITE OF ALBINISM.

AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF MELANIN IN THESE CATS IS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FUR TO BE SO BLACK.

ESSENTIALLY, TRULY BLACK CATS HAVE SO MUCH MELANIN THAT IT CAN CAUSE THEIR IRISES TO BE GOLDEN/ YELLOW! 2.

IN NORTH AMERICA CATS ARE OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH WITCHES IN FOLKLORE.

AND BLACK CATS ARE ESPECIALLY FEARED.

HERE'S WHY.

BLACK CATS WERE MOST COMMONLY BELIEVED TO BE WITCHES BECAUSE THEY'RE NEARLY INVISIBLE IN THE DARK OF NIGHT! 3.

TO BE A TRUE BLACK CATBOTH PARENTS NEED TO HAVE THE BLACK COLOR GENE.

WHILE THE BLACK GENE IS DOMINANT, THE DOMINANT FUR PATTERN IS TABBY.

THIS MEANS TWO DOMINANT BLACK COLOR GENES HAVE TO BE PRESENT, IN ORDER TO OVERPOWER THE MULTI COLORED TABBY PATTERN.

4.

IF YOUR BLACK CAT SPENDS TOO MUCH TIME IN THE SUN, ITS FUR CAN BEGIN TO TURN A REDDISH DARK BROWN.

THIS IS KNOWN AS "RUSTING.

" THIS IS ONLY TEMPO RARYONCE THE CAT'S MELANIN LEVELS RETURN TO THE NORMAL STATE, SO WILL ITS FUR COLOR! 5.

ACCORDING TO RESEARCH, IT'S LIKELY THAT CATS WITH BLACK FUR GENETICALLY HAVE A HIGHER RESILIENCY AGAINST ILLNESS.

AND ARE MORE RESISTANT AGAINST DISEASES LIKE FELINE HIV.

ON CAM CLOSE: IN PARTS OF ASIA AND EUROPE, A BLACK CAT PATH IS CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK.

NOT BAD.

YOU CAN CHANGE THE LUCK OF ANY SHELTER CAT, BY GIVING IT A SECOND CHANCE AT A HAPPY HOME.

SO CHECK OUT OUR FABULOUS FELINES AT NHS.

AND YOU'LL BE THE LUCKY ONE.

RIGHT JILLY? FOR NHS I'M PAM WIESE NHS SCRIPT GOES HERE THE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY IS AT 89-29 FORT STREET.

TODAY -AND- TOMORROW — IT'S OPEN FROM -TEN- UNTIL – FIVE-.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY — FROM -NINE- – UNTIL- -SEVEN-.

REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS LOOK UP ANIMALS AND FIND INFORMATION AT N-E-HUMANE- SOCIETY-DOT- ORG.

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