Your Cat magazine blog
Today is National Black Cat Day, and what better way to celebrate than for potential cat owners to choose to adopt a black cat?
Wood Green, The Animals Charity, is urging those looking at buying a cat to opt for a black cat and get in the spirit of all things Halloween.
Although numbers of black cats coming in and out of shelters and cat homes fluctuate, traditionally it does unfortunately take longer to rehome black cats than any other - regardless of it being a cute kitten or an older puss. Wood Green have said that black cats, on average, stay with them for a least one to two days longer than other cats - and we think it's time black cats were given a spot in the limelight!
Unfortunately, black cats suffer from a completely unjustified bad reputation - people believe they might bring bad luck, are less photogenic than other cats or that they're more likely to be hit by a car at night - all of which are simply not true.
Wood Green cat section manager and feline behaviourist Juliette Jones said: “It can sometimes be harder to take pretty pictures of black cats depending on lighting - and the shyness of the cat! - but we have plenty of camera friendly black cats in with us, like gorgeous Jasper (pictured), caught getting into the festive spirit by our volunteer photographer Nigel.”
“Just like their patterned and more brightly coloured friends they make wonderful companions and certainly shouldn’t be judged because of their colour.”
During the Halloween weekend from October 31 - November 2, staff at Wood Green's Godmanchester Centre will be getting into the spooky spirit and dressing as Halloween black cats, to highlight the beautiful pets they have available for rehoming.
Are you a fan of black cats? We think they're magical little moggies! For more information about all the gorgeous black cats in search of a purrfect home this Halloween please visit www.woodgreen.org.uk