National Black Cat Day

National Black Cat Day Banner 2014

Help black cats in Stourbridge, Dudley and Wyre Forest improve their luck!


UPDATE: Black Cat Day was a great success; for more details and to find out the winner, see the Cats Protection Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/catsprotection

Stourbridge, Dudley & Wyre Forest Cats Protection celebrated Black Cat Day at Pumpkin Day on the 25th October; for a report on Pumpkin Day, see here: http://www.cats.org.uk/stourbridge/events/pumpkin-day-25th-october-2014/

Cats Protection is holding its annual National Black Cat Day on Thursday 30th October and this is an ideal opportunity to show the world how wonderful black cats are and to encourage people to find a place for them in their hearts and homes.

Following the success of last year’s black cat campaign, the charity is asking people to ‘paws’ for thought when adopting and think about the plight of black cats that tend to lose out on homes to more colourful felines.

Nationally, Cats Protection’s 257 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres are currently looking after more than 6,200 cats. Around half of these are black or black and white and on average each of these cats waits around a week longer than other moggies to be rehomed.

“Once favoured by storytellers in tales of magic and witchcraft, black cats have developed an undeserved bad reputation that is still bubbling away,” said Pauline, Stourbridge, Dudley and Wyre Forest CP's Co-ordinator. “However, at Cats Protection we are standing up for the ‘under-cat’ and asking people to remember that fur colour is only skin deep and to consider taking a black cat into their home.”

To get involved with the activities and celebrations of black and black-and-white cats, people are asked to visit branch/centre’s websites and social media sites at: http://www.cats.org.uk/stourbridge and https://www.facebook.com/CatsProtectionStourbridge

Show us your #BlackCatSelfie #CPBlackCats

Black cats are beautiful too! Help us prove it: show us your #BlackCatSelfie

To begin the celebrations, until the 30th October we are running a competition on our national Facebook page, asking people to share their rescued black cat selfies and stories. Our favourites will be shortlisted and our Facebook followers will vote by liking their favourites. The photo with the most votes will be crowned our ‘National Black Cat Day Champion’ on the day itself, and the cat will win a photo-shoot to become our black cat rehoming ‘poster cat’ for next year. For details visit www.facebook.com/catsprotection

To find out more about the campaign or to adopt a black or black-and-white cat, please log on to www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/national-black-cat-day or call the Stourbridge, Dudley and Wyre Forest Branch on 0844 884 8520