Sunday 27 October is National Black Cat Day and Cats Protection’s Brighton & District branch is championing black and black-and-white cats as figures reveal they spend longer in care waiting for their forever homes.
These misunderstood monochrome moggies took 13% longer on average in 2018 to find their new home than other coloured cats, spending one whole week longer in care, according to Cats Protection.
Teresa Dee, Coordinator of Brighton & District branch, said: “We believe the main reason for monochrome moggies being overlooked is that they are more common than cats of other colours such as ginger or tabby.”
Brighton & District CP currently has two monochrome moggies in care, waiting to find their forever homes. Guinness is a friendly, 10-year-old girl who enjoys a cuddle (on her own terms) and is particularly fond of being cradled over a shoulder. She could live with older children who are used to cats.
Lilly, a black and white beauty, is quite shy but once she gets to know you is sweet and friendly. She would be happiest in a calm home without young children and with a garden in which she can potter around.
More information about the work of Cats Protection Brighton & District https://www.cats.org.uk/brighton