This Friday, October 27, marks National Black Cat Day: a day to celebrate all the monochrome moggies of the world.
But it is not always a day of joy for all black and black-and-white cats: some find themselves waiting for their fur-ever home weeks or even months longer than other cats while in a shelter.
To encourage people to welcome black and black-and-white cats into their hearts, animal charity Cats Protection, which has a branch in Bracknell & Wokingham, is holding a special day of celebration.
Nationally, Cats Protection’s 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres are currently looking after approximately 5,000 cats. Around half of these are black or black and white and each of these cats wait around a week longer than other moggies to be rehomed.
Lynne Pothecary, Publicity Officer for the Bracknell & Wokingham branch, said: “It is not uncommon for many monochrome moggies to wait many weeks or months to be adopted
which is why we are holding our Black Cat Day on our social media sites on Friday 27 October.
“We want to change people’s perceptions and help as many cats as possible into new homes.”
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 Bracknell and Wokingham districts social media sites at Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bracknell-and- Wokingham-Districts- Cats-Protection-Branch/ and Twitter on @CP_Bracknell. Throughout the course of the day, the branch will be posting pictures of all the gorgeous black and black-and- white cats that are currently in its care.
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/bracknell or call the Bracknell and Wokingham Districts Branch on
0345 371 4212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our gallery of some of the black and black-and-white cats currently looking for their forever homes.