It is hard for me to understand why anyone would hurt an animal as a “prank” but there is no overestimating the evil that can be found in the hearts of me.
A black cat won’t cross your path this Halloween, not if a northern Idaho animal shelter can help it. Like many shelters around the country, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d’Alene is prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks – or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual.
The shelter’s executive director, Phil Morgan, said that while the risk may be remote, the policy will remain just in case.
“It’s kind of an urban legend. But in the humane industry it’s pretty typical that shelters don’t do adoptions of black cats or white bunnies because of the whole satanic sacrificial thing,” Morgan said. “If we prevent one animal from getting hurt, then it serves its purpose.” (More HERE.)