Photo: Ritual Cat Sacrifices a Halloween Myth, Experts Say



This dead cat was found crucified with duct tape on November 1, 2002, in front of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center in Iowa.

Some U.S. shelters, fearing satanic rituals, now block adoptions of black cats in October. But experts say the rare incidents are usually isolated acts of cruelty, not Satanism.

Photograph courtesy Misha Goodman


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