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In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, Judie Nichols holds a black cat at the Colbert County Animal Shelter in Tuscumbia, Ala. Some animal shelters in Alabama said they aren't offering black cats for adoption this week, despite a growing view among protection groups that the threat of abuse during Halloween is an urban legend. Colbert County animal control director Tommy Morson said concerns over the welfare of such animals this time of year are called "black-cat syndrome."