October 13, 2021

20 Black Cats with Spooky Names Who Want to Be Your Witch Familiar

Are you a Sabrina in need of a Salem? You're in luck: Cincinnati animal rescues and shelters are full of perfectly dark feline familiars for all of your witchy needs this Halloween season. We've compiled a list of available pets from a few local adoption programs to help you on your mission of finding the one that's right for you. This is just a small glimpse into each agency's list of adoptable pets. If you are interested in seeing what else they have to offer, visit their websites to learn more. Also, keep in mind that each program has its own application process and some take longer than others. If you'd like to help but aren't able to adopt right now, you can donate to one of these rescues or a number of other local pet adoption organizations. *Some pets in the slideshow may have pending adoptions. Please contact the rescues for more info. **All caption information taken from pet listing.

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Bynx
Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Gem City Kitties
Photo: Gem City Kitties

Bynx

Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Gem City Kitties
Photo: Gem City Kitties
Jasper
Age: Kitten / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
"If you are looking for a kitten to attach himself to you, then Jasper is the one, He loves his person and Dory. In fact he and Dory have to be adopted together. They play together, sleep in the sun together and they will stuff themselves in a tiny bed just to be together. He loves other cats and kittens and is very tolerant of our three little dogs. Jasper is good with older children but would probably do better in a home with older teenagers or just adults. Oh and he talks to you all the time. I will look at him and ask a question and he always answers. Don't overlook this handsome guy!!!!!!"
Photo: For The Love of Kittens, Inc

Jasper

Age: Kitten / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
"If you are looking for a kitten to attach himself to you, then Jasper is the one, He loves his person and Dory. In fact he and Dory have to be adopted together. They play together, sleep in the sun together and they will stuff themselves in a tiny bed just to be together. He loves other cats and kittens and is very tolerant of our three little dogs. Jasper is good with older children but would probably do better in a home with older teenagers or just adults. Oh and he talks to you all the time. I will look at him and ask a question and he always answers. Don't overlook this handsome guy!!!!!!"
Photo: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
Shadow
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
"Shadow is now living large! Found during a spay/neuter campaign in a colony of feral cats, Shadow was surely thinking “what am I doing here?” This social guy was clearly someone’s pet that was either dumped in the colony or wandered away from home. Thankfully, he found his way to STAF! Shadow tests positive for the FIV virus, a non-life-threatening condition—he is a big, brawny, healthy cat with a glossy black coat and bright gold eyes. He loves a strong lap and makes an ideal office mate to reduce stress while you work. Shadow would make an awesome pet , probably best as your one-and-only companion."
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Shadow

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
"Shadow is now living large! Found during a spay/neuter campaign in a colony of feral cats, Shadow was surely thinking “what am I doing here?” This social guy was clearly someone’s pet that was either dumped in the colony or wandered away from home. Thankfully, he found his way to STAF! Shadow tests positive for the FIV virus, a non-life-threatening condition—he is a big, brawny, healthy cat with a glossy black coat and bright gold eyes. He loves a strong lap and makes an ideal office mate to reduce stress while you work. Shadow would make an awesome pet , probably best as your one-and-only companion."
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Taboo
Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
"Is Family Game Night taboo at your house? Of course not. That’s why Taboo The Kitten wants play. But she doesn’t want to play word games. She wants to play chase the toy mouse, pounce on dust bunnies, and roll around with another kitten. This sweet, playful, classically gorgeous girl is shy at first, so she will need time to warm up to a new home. We only adopt kittens in pairs, so check out Taboo’s equally beautiful and fun littermates, Jenga and Trouble. Taboo is about 4 months old, spayed, FIV/Felv negative, UTD on vaccinations, treated for parasites, and microchipped (with lifetime free registration). The works! Please call Wendi 859-394-4910 or Brittney at 513-265-7293 if interested. Kittens do best when they have a companion, WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT SINGLE KITTENS. If you don't have another young cat at home then we require that kittens be adopted in pairs. Our adoption fee is $150 for a pair. Please understand that when an application is filled out, we will check vet references and property ownership/landlord.
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue

Taboo

Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
"Is Family Game Night taboo at your house? Of course not. That’s why Taboo The Kitten wants play. But she doesn’t want to play word games. She wants to play chase the toy mouse, pounce on dust bunnies, and roll around with another kitten. This sweet, playful, classically gorgeous girl is shy at first, so she will need time to warm up to a new home. We only adopt kittens in pairs, so check out Taboo’s equally beautiful and fun littermates, Jenga and Trouble. Taboo is about 4 months old, spayed, FIV/Felv negative, UTD on vaccinations, treated for parasites, and microchipped (with lifetime free registration). The works! Please call Wendi 859-394-4910 or Brittney at 513-265-7293 if interested. Kittens do best when they have a companion, WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT SINGLE KITTENS. If you don't have another young cat at home then we require that kittens be adopted in pairs. Our adoption fee is $150 for a pair. Please understand that when an application is filled out, we will check vet references and property ownership/landlord.
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
Morticia of Addams Family
Age: Kitten / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: The Humane Association of N Kentucky Shelters
Photo: The Humane Association of N Kentucky Shelters

Morticia of Addams Family

Age: Kitten / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: The Humane Association of N Kentucky Shelters
Photo: The Humane Association of N Kentucky Shelters
Echo
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Echo is a sweet and shy black beauty. She loves head rubs and she will lay on your lap forever if u let her. Echo was found roaming a parking lot in the rain. She was so hungry, she just jumped into r car. She did get scared and climbed into r dashboard we had to take apart. So hince her name came from. Echo has a heart like a cuddly kitten and is looking for her new forever home. She will need little coaxing the first week, (can food). She does good with other cats. She flourishes best in a quiet low stress home. Echo also loves a good brushing and belly rubs. With lots of love and some treats, Echo will become your best friend. Fill out an application with Purrfect Friends website. She is updated on her vaccinations, combo test (Negative) rabies and microchipped. Adoption Fee is $50."
Photo: Purrfect Friends

Echo

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Echo is a sweet and shy black beauty. She loves head rubs and she will lay on your lap forever if u let her. Echo was found roaming a parking lot in the rain. She was so hungry, she just jumped into r car. She did get scared and climbed into r dashboard we had to take apart. So hince her name came from. Echo has a heart like a cuddly kitten and is looking for her new forever home. She will need little coaxing the first week, (can food). She does good with other cats. She flourishes best in a quiet low stress home. Echo also loves a good brushing and belly rubs. With lots of love and some treats, Echo will become your best friend. Fill out an application with Purrfect Friends website. She is updated on her vaccinations, combo test (Negative) rabies and microchipped. Adoption Fee is $50."
Photo: Purrfect Friends
Marple
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Marple has spent the past seven weeks recovering from a bout of homelessness. Now that she's a SAAP cat, she's gotten the medical help she needed and is feeling so much better! This beautiful girl is ready for adoption. She's litter box trained, very friendly, and an overall great cat. All SAAP animals are vet checked, UTD on vaccines, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, and given flea and heartworm preventative as age appropriate."
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Marple

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Marple has spent the past seven weeks recovering from a bout of homelessness. Now that she's a SAAP cat, she's gotten the medical help she needed and is feeling so much better! This beautiful girl is ready for adoption. She's litter box trained, very friendly, and an overall great cat. All SAAP animals are vet checked, UTD on vaccines, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, and given flea and heartworm preventative as age appropriate."
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Sable
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"This lovely lady is Sable! She is a petite girl with a shiny black coat. Sable is affectionate and will come up to you for petting. She has good litter box habits. She is FIV + so is looking for a cat free home or one with another FIV kitty. She enjoys a bit of can food, soft beds and toys on a string. She is spayed and vaccinated. Apply now to meet her!All SAAP animals are vet checked, UTD on vaccines, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, and given flea and heartworm preventative as age appropriate."
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Sable

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"This lovely lady is Sable! She is a petite girl with a shiny black coat. Sable is affectionate and will come up to you for petting. She has good litter box habits. She is FIV + so is looking for a cat free home or one with another FIV kitty. She enjoys a bit of can food, soft beds and toys on a string. She is spayed and vaccinated. Apply now to meet her!All SAAP animals are vet checked, UTD on vaccines, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, and given flea and heartworm preventative as age appropriate."
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Skywalker
Age: 1 Year / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet Skywalker! She is a gorgeous fluffy-tailed kitty who is currently in a foster home working on her social skills while she waits for her forever home. Right now she is very timid around people, likes to hide, and will definitely make you work to earn her trust, but she is worth it. She absolutely LOVES playing with other cats and LOVES playing with toys and rolling around in catnip. She would do best in a quiet, patient home with other cat playmates. She even does OK around dogs- she just likes having a furry friend around. When she feels safe, she will purr & roll around when you gently pet she isn't the biggest fan of being held- but that's okay, we all have preferences. She is definitely a work in progress and she is what we call a phantom feline but she is absolutely precious. Sky is missing her left rear paw so she hops like a bunny but that doesn't stop her from zooming around, using the litterbox and using all of the scratching posts (she loves tall sisal ones and flat cardboard ones too). If you're interested in learning more about Skywalker, please contact us at foster.adoption@cincinnatianimalcare.org."
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Skywalker

Age: 1 Year / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet Skywalker! She is a gorgeous fluffy-tailed kitty who is currently in a foster home working on her social skills while she waits for her forever home. Right now she is very timid around people, likes to hide, and will definitely make you work to earn her trust, but she is worth it. She absolutely LOVES playing with other cats and LOVES playing with toys and rolling around in catnip. She would do best in a quiet, patient home with other cat playmates. She even does OK around dogs- she just likes having a furry friend around. When she feels safe, she will purr & roll around when you gently pet she isn't the biggest fan of being held- but that's okay, we all have preferences. She is definitely a work in progress and she is what we call a phantom feline but she is absolutely precious. Sky is missing her left rear paw so she hops like a bunny but that doesn't stop her from zooming around, using the litterbox and using all of the scratching posts (she loves tall sisal ones and flat cardboard ones too). If you're interested in learning more about Skywalker, please contact us at foster.adoption@cincinnatianimalcare.org."
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Deadpool
Age: 10 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Deadpool

Age: 10 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE