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If you're thinking about getting a cat, please consider adopting a black cat.

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.

For more information on each cat, or to find out more about the other cats in each branch’s care, just call the number by their details. Go on, bring a black cat home!

2 black cats in outdoor pen

Meg and Merlin

Bedford & Biggleswade Branch, Bedfordshire, England

08442 496 911

Meg (short haired) and Merlin (long haired) are around 15 months old and need to be rehomed together. They are a pair of very affectionate and laid-back cats who enjoy playing and having cuddles.

black cat in cat pen


Bury St Edmunds Branch, Suffolk, England

01284 850 887

Our Bury St Edmunds Branch has sweet little Maggie since February. She's six years old, fit and healthy and will make a lovely companion but, sadly, she seems to be constantly overlooked. She's a little shy at first but is very friendly and would suit a quiet home, perhaps with another friendly cat.

black cat with green eyes


Dereham Adoption Centre, Norfolk, England

01362 687 919

Lilly is 11 years old and is with our Dereham Adoption Centre because her owners were emigrating – she is so sweet! She has been with CP now for more than two months.

black and white cat lying on carpet


Halifax, Queensbury & Brighouse Branch, Yorkshire, England

0845 647 2182

Millie is a former stray from the Huddersfield area, and it’s estimated that she’s three to four years old. When she first arrived at the branch she was quite laid back was adopted after only three weeks in foster care. Unfortunately, she didn’t get on with the younger cat in her adopter’s household. She was brought back into foster care and settled down very quickly. Millie has been in foster care now since the beginning of the year. She is cat who clearly wants to go out and would love a forever home; she needs outside space to explore and play in and she needs a quiet home without any other pets.

black cat with amber eyes outside


Telford & District Branch, Shropshire, England

0845 260 1502

Petunia is a happy and affectionate one-year-old cat who loves to play or to sit in your lap and purr. She is fine with other cats and dogs.

black cat lying on blue blanket and red cushions


South Wirral Branch, Merseyside, England

0151 355 9813

Now that Poppy’s kittens have been homed and she’s been neutered our South Wirral Branch would like to find a loving home for this one-year-old very friendly cat.

black cat with white nose and chest


Woking & District Branch, Surrey, England

01483 721 700

When his owners decided on a canine addition to the family, three-year-old Sox left home to live in the garden under a bush. A doubly sad tale as he also has no tail!

black cat in garden pen

Hei Mao

Worcester & District Branch, Worcestershire, England

07527 007 436

Hei Mao is a lovely three-year-old black male with a white patch on his chest. He is a big softy and a lap cat who loves a fuss, purrs and is playful. Hei Mao came in to the branch as a stray and is best suited to a home without other cats.

black cat with green eyes sitting on shelving in outdoor pen


North Ayrshire Branch, Ayrshire, Scotland

0845 371 4218

Maisy was a house cat but our North Ayrshire Branch think she'd like to venture outside in her new home. She is two years old and will be a great companion cat.


Cats Protection cats are treated to our minimum veterinary standards including neutering (if old enough at the time of adoption), vaccination and microchipping. For more information on adopting a cat from CP go to:

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