National Black Cat Day? Is that a day just to celebrate me…

Who could resist this face?

What, this can’t be true!
It’s Oscar here and I’m in a state of shock today. I’ve just been told that black cats are LESS popular than our multi-coloured friends.
As clearly the most handsome beast I know I find this hard to fathom.
But apparently this is sadly the case – and it’s something us kitties, and our (potential) owners need to address.
Today is National Black Cat Day, a project run by those wonderful humans at the Cat Protection League.
The purpose of National Black Cat Day is to tell people how amazing us dusky furballsare and to encourage more people to adopt unwanted black cats.

I’m sexy and I known it… Henry shows black cat is beautiful

The charity aims to raise awareness of the plight of black cats who tend to lose out on homes to more colourful varieties.
Cats Protection say they have around 1,300 black cats in their care, with homes for them far less easy to find than for other felines.
Henry and I were the lucky ones apparently as loads of black cats struggle to find their fur-ever homes – they make up about 23 per cent of all the cats in Cats Protection’s care and each one waits longer to be re-homed than the average cat.
Moggie lover Danielle Draper, who is the big boss at the League’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex, told me: “People seem to be more taken with torties, tabbies and other colours – perhaps due to a perception that variety adds spice.
“Although it’s lovely to see these cats finding their forever homes, it’s sad to see black cats left waiting in the wings.”
Come on people are you blind! Black cats rock.
Even models love what Oscar-puss has got going on…

Lucy Pinder

Celebrity clothes horse Lucy Pinder said: “I was really surprised to hear that black cats take longer to find homes – it’s such a shame.
“Black cats make just as good pets as the more colourful moggies and often have particularly striking and noble looks so I’d recommend adopting a black cat to anyone thinking of getting a cat.”
I’m pretty sure she was talking about me!

> To find out more about National Black Cat Day or to adopt a black cat, please log on to or call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12.

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Posted on 25/10/2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Black cats rule! They are also a challenge to photograph 😉

  2. Black cats are just like white cats, tabby cats, etc. There’s nothing wrong with them. 🙂

  3. Working at the shelters here in South Africa, you find exactly the same problem. So many black cats, with such outstanding personalities, being left behind for pretty much any other colour. Superstition seems to play a large role in this and I wish people would just spend the time to get to know them, before moving onto the next.

  4. a black cat is beautiful!!! Happy black cat day!!!

  5. Black are are the cutest!

  6. Exactly what happens at my former shelter too. We see that tuxedo cats also seem to take longer to get a home, especially if they are older. And we know from my champion, Jet, the same is true for black dogs.

  7. Hemingway here: Mom says she loves my shiny black fur with the white. She says that Tuxedo cats are the best!
    Shakespeare here: I say orange cats are the best!
    The Mom here: I think all cats are fantastic!!!

  8. I had a wonderful rescue black cat, and a wonderful tuxedo cat now. I was amazed at how many black cats were in the shelter. I want to adopt them all!

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