Black Cats

The black cats association with witches and warlocks began in Europe during the Middle-Ages. At this time wide spread hysteria of witches and warlocks consumed the streets of Europe. Many believed that witches and warlocks could transform themselves into cats and roam through the city undetected to cast “evil” spells on innocent victims. Because of this, cats were seen as consorts of the devil who possessed the power of black magic. For this reason hundreds of thousands of cats were killed and the black cat was hunted close to extinction. As luck would have it, black cats not only survived but now thrive in large numbers around the world.