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Bigging up black cats

Cats Protection’s annual celebration of black and black-and-white cats is back on Tuesday 27 October 2015 to encourage the adoption of monochrome moggies.

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Why we celebrate black cats

Our Social Media Manager, Gemma Smith has been interviewed by website Days of the Year, which brings together all of the world’s weird, funny, wonderful and bizarre holidays under one roof.

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On the prowl for a Black Cat Champion

Is your monochrome moggy utterly brilliant? Cats Protection's National ‪Black Cat Day‬ 2015 is on 27 October and we’re once again on the prowl for this year’s Black Cat Champion in our brand new competition.

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If a black cat crosses your path

Black cats have long been associated with superstition. Worshipped by the Egyptians and adored by the Romans, ancient beliefs were that all cats (including black ones) were to be worshipped and to kill one was considered a capital crime.

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The most popular black cat names

It seems that many owners of monochrome felines favour traditional names for their pets. We conducted a survey of over 18,000 cat owners on Facebook which revealed the most common cat names from across the UK.

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The history of National Black Cat Day

Thursday 30 October 2014 marks our fourth National Black Cat Day, Cats Protection’s annual campaign to celebrate black and black-and-white cats.

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Secrets to taking successful photos of black cats

Black and black-and-white cats are more difficult to rehome and unfortunately they are also more difficult to photograph. With National Black Cat Day celebrated this month, here are some useful tips for taking photos which capture the beauty and personality of the black cat.

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On the hunt for a National Black Cat Day champion

October means one thing at Cats Protection: National Black Cat Day! Thursday 30 October 2014 sees the return of our annual celebration of black and black-and-white cats.

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Bring a black cat home

In the run-up to National Black Cat Day on Thursday 31 October 2013, we thought we’d tell you about some of the black and black-and-white cats in our care. Sadly, these beautiful cats have so far been overlooked by potential adopters; they are well looked after but they need a permanent home.

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Adopt a dashing black cat

With just one day to go until National Black Cat Day, we thought we’d meet some of the darker cats in our care. Will you be the loving new owner these beautiful black cats need?

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