Rescue centres around the country will all confirm: BLACK CATS are the HARDEST COLOUR to HOME! Through no fault of their own, black cats are overlooked time and time again, as most people tend to choose ‘prettier’ coloured cats. Even black kittens are left until last for adoption, while their more colourful siblings are chosen first. The outlook for a black, adult cat in rescue is therefore very bleak. Some spend many months in rescue waiting for someone to see past their colour…
Blackberry and Hamish are now 8 months old and have been waiting to find their life long homes since June. They won’t be suitable for everyone, but for adult owners with lots of love to give they will be a fab addition to a family home, please look in our cat adoption pages for more information on this sweet little pair.
Is it because of Superstition?
It all depends on how we think! The old idea of black cats being ‘witches cats’ may still influence some people. However others still think a black cat crossing your path will bring you good luck.
Is it because of Colour?
There are a few suggestions for this, such as it’s difficult to connect with a black cat in a rescue centre, who may blend into the shadows, or because black cats don’t always show up as well in photographs on web pages. As rescues are so full these days, there are inevitably a wide range of colours which people are more drawn to - whilst the black cats can seem to fade into the background, and are just passed by.
Could you look BEYOND the colour of a COAT..? (more…)