Courtesy Baltimore County Animal Services
Courtesy Baltimore County Animal Services

Black cats are a fitting addition to any home come Halloween. And more importantly, many of them also make great pets, especially when they’re in need of a family. For two more days, all black and orange cats being housed at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter are available for adoption at no cost.

The shelter has had the promotion in place since last weekend. A staff member said on a phone call that they had already had more than 50 of their cats happily adopted away since then. It appears that the orange cats were quite popular, as they don’t have any more of them listed as available on their site. But with Halloween quickly approaching, there are still a few furry friends left for free adoption.

According to the animal shelter’s records online, Blissey, a 10-year-old black and white cat, and four-year-old Tiki, eight-year-old Silly, seven-year-old Cici and six-year-old Mercedes are the remaining candidates.

As part of their promotion, Baltimore County is waiving its $40 adoption fee, though the felines will still come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed by the county and microchipped. They also come with a “welcome home” kit with some beginning supplies for their new owners.

The shelter is open today through 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. before it closes for Sunday and Halloween on Monday. Interested adopters can visit their website or show up at the shelter on Manor Road in Baldwin to learn more about their prospective new pets.

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...