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Black cat cross your path? Give it a home!

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- The Lucky Black Cat Society and Pet Helpers hopes to end the negative stigma associated with black cats.

Usually thought of as being bad luck, black cats are usually skipped over at adoption centers. What many don't realize, however, is that these cats are far from unlucky.

The gene that causes the black color of their fur has been found to be more resilient to disease causing more black cats to survive into adulthood. Owners of black cats also say their felines have friendlier personalities than other cats.

Even luckier, Pet Helpers is offering specials on black cats and kittens for the month of September. Black cats five months or older are available for just $50 and kittens are $75. New black cat owners will also get a T-shirt along with the usual bag of Hill's Science Diet food, one free month of pet health insurance and their new friend will be up to date on all vet services (vaccinations, spay/neutering, flea/tick/worm prevention).

The Black Cat Society will hold their first meeting at the Pet Helpers Adoption Center on Folly Road Saturday September 10th at 1:00pm.

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