Due to lingering superstition, black cats can be targeted for abuse around Halloween. Please keep your house panthers safe by keeping them indoors!
When I adopted Boudicca years ago, the Dallas ASPCA had pulled all their black cats from the adopting room over Halloween and put them back a few days afterward. Because not many people are interested in adopting black cats, I was asked a few questions as to why I was interested in one. Thankfully, it was pretty obvious that (a) I was a genuine cat lover who simply liked black cats and (b) Boudicca had chosen me as her human so I got to take her home without any further ado.