National Black Cat Day - Thursday 30th October 2014
10 October 2014
The UK’s leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection, is
urging people to ‘paws’ for thought and show their support for National
Black Cat Day on Thursday 30 October.
Now in its fourth year, National Black Cat Day aims to raise awareness
of the many unwanted black and black-and-white moggies in Cats
Protection’s care, most of which wait around a week longer to be adopted
than their more colourful counterparts.
To help raise awareness of the many black cats in need, the charity is
encouraging people to enter its National Black Cat Day competition to
win a professional photoshoot, which starts on Monday 6 October.
“Black and black-and-white cats make up around half of all the cats in
our care – and sadly they wait much longer to find their forever home
than the average cat,” said Gemma Smith, Cats Protection’s Digital
Communications Officer. “They are just as loving and fun as torties and
tabbies and will make the perfect addition to any home so now it’s time
for us to stand up and show our support for them. If you love cats just
as much as we do, why not consider adopting a black cat, entering our
competition or taking part in our campaign.”
To enter the competition cat lovers are being asked to take a photo of
their beloved black rescue cat and upload it to Cats Protection’s
Facebook page, alongside their adoption story. The charity will
shortlist its favourites and will be asking Facebook fans to get voting
by liking their preferred selfie and story. The photo with the most
votes will be crowned National Black Cat Day Champion and will win a
professional photoshoot, as well as the honour of becoming the ‘poster
cat’ for future rehoming appeals.
The fun doesn’t stop there, however, and there are many different ways
to take part on and around the day. More information can be found on
Cats Protection’s website, blog and social profiles and by following the
#CPBlackCats and #BlackCatSelfie hashtags.
Those interested in adopting a black or black-and-white cat can log on
to www.cats.org.uk/black-cats or call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12
The Bedford, Biggleswade & District
branch of Cats Protection have a number of black and black & white cats in their care at the
moment who are looking for homes, please click on each cats name
to see more details;
Affectionate black lady, approx 8 years old.
Deserves a warm loving home this coming winter after coming to us as a stray.
Shy young black male looking for a home where he can stay together with his sister Adele.
Need an experienced owner who can gain their confidence and make them feel safe.
Beautiful young black female who loves to play.
Wants a home as an only pet, and the chance to sit next to you for a fuss.
Emme and Kia
Lovely black and white females
Looking for a home where they can remain together.
Shy young black male needs an adult only home so he can feel safe and secure and show what a lovely boy he is, currently still living with his brother Otis, who is also looking for a home.
Handsome black and white male, approx 4-5 years old.
Needs an indoor home with experienced owners to help him put his
hard days as a stray behind him, and help him feel safe and loved
Sweet 5 month old black male.
Adorable little boy with a lot of love to give, currently living with his sisters Pepper & Bertha.
Coco, Cosmo, Bandit and Ted
Adorable litter of black kittens looking for forever homes
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For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 91101825 741 911
, at email@example.com
or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.
Notes to Editors:
1.The link for Cats Protection’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/catsprotection
and the link to the charity’s Twitter is https://twitter.com
2.Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps
over 194,000 cats each year through a national network of over 250
volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.
3. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
4. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland).
5. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted
the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats
Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
6. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk