As anyone who works in rescue can tell you, black cats are often the last to be adopted and have very high euthanasia rates.
With her photography project, Los Angeles based photographer Casey Elise is attempting to display black cat personalities to reverse the opinion that black cats are bad luck and help them get adopted.
"Black cats are awesome and the Los Angeles shelters have plenty available for adoption," Elise says.
Black cats are the result of intensive domestication, and are therefore among the friendliest of cats.
Tuxedo cats are also known for their playful nature and friendly disposition.
Some have speculated that black cats are often overlooked at shelters simply because they don't "stand out" as much as more brightly colored cats.
Which is why projects like this one--showcasing the innate beauty of black fur--are so important
And who wouldn't want a companion who always has his own tuxedo?
And, best of all...
Black cat fur is the least likely to show up on your clothes!
Which is why every girl needs...
A little black cat!