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National Black Cat Day

25 October 2012
National Black Cat Day Cats Protection throughout the UK is holding its annual National Black Cat Day on Thursday 25 October to encourage more people to adopt unwanted black moggies.

The charity aims to raise awareness of the plight of black cats which tend to lose out on homes to more colourful varieties.

Nationally, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity currently has around 1,300 black cats in its care and says that homes are far less easy to find for black cats than other felines.

“People seem to be more taken with torties, tabbies and other colours - perhaps due to a perception that variety adds spice,” said Publicity Officer Jenny Penn.

"Although it’s lovely to see these cats finding their forever homes, it’s sad to see black cats left waiting in the wings. They make up about 23 per cent of all the cats in Cats Protection’s care and each one waits around a week longer to be rehomed than the average cat.”

To adopt a cat or kitten, see all our furry companions waiting for a loving home at Adopt a cat, then call Cats Protection Greenwich on 020 8853 8666, option 1 or complete the online form.