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Help black cats in Camberley improve their luck

15 October 2015
Help black cats in Camberley improve their luck

Cats Protection’s Camberley & District branch is holding its annual National Black Cat Day on Tuesday 27 October to encourage people to find a place in their hearts and homes for an unwanted black or black-and-white moggy.

The charity is asking people to use the day to ‘paws’ for thought and consider the plight of black cats that tend to lose out on homes when owners choose more colourful felines.

Nationally, Cats Protection’s 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 centres are currently looking after between 5,000 and 6,000 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 Sarah Lewis, Branch Publicity Officer. “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 many other activities and celebrations of black and black-and-white cats, Cats Protection is asking cat lovers to visit the branches social media sites at: www.facebook.com/catsprotectioncamberley and www.twitter.com/

To round off the celebrations, there will be a competition to find Cats Protection’s National Black Cat Day Championtaking place on the charity’s main Facebook page. The winner will be announced on National Black Cat Day (27 October). For details visit www.facebook.com/catsprotection

There are currently 3 black cats and 3 black and white cats at the Camberley branch looking for new homes including the gorgeous 9 year old Last who’s owner recently passed away

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 contact camberleycats2000@yahoo.com