Ultimate Goth Pet
"A cat is not just for Instagram"
In 2014, the RSPCA reported that around 70% of the cats they took in were black. There's some speculation as to why this should be: there are all manner of superstitions about black cats, but they're also much harder to photograph than more brightly coloured cats. Unless you're particularly good with lighting, a black cat is unlikely to become an Instagram celebrity any time soon.
In the photo is Jacques, who we adopted from a rescue agency. Granted, he's harder to photograph than our previous cat, but we don't love him any less for it, because we didn't adopt a cat purely for the Instagram 'likes'. He's a lovely cat, and we were all too happy to give him a good home. And as far as dark, moody photographs are concerned, he does a pretty good impression of Christian Bale on the Batman Begins poster, not to mention being the world's most bone idle witch's familiar on Hallowe'en.
Looking to get a cat? Adopt one if you can. And adopt a black one if you can, because most people will pass on them. Plus you get the best in widely available goth pets (obviously a crow or raven would be the best in this category, but they're a bit harder to get hold of...).