Black cats struggle to be re-homed report reveals - The Bromsgrove Standard

Black cats struggle to be re-homed report reveals

BLACK cats equate to almost half of the felines in Blue Cross rehoming centres looking for accommodation, Blue Cross Bromsgrove reveals.

This makes black cats the most unlikely to be adopted compared to their other furry feline counterparts, espessially during Halloween.

Neil Edwards, Blue Cross Centre Manager at Bromsgrove said: “We often find black cats are not as popular as tabbies, tortoiseshells, ginger and other coloured cats.

“Sadly, we find they tend to stay with us, on average, longer than other colours.”




One of these cats is Pickles, an 18-month-old cat who arrived at Blue Cross in Catshill, Bromsgrove, in early September.

He is currently one of the many black cats across the centre and those across the UK looking for a new home.


Neil added: “We think they are just as beautiful as brighter colours, and they are certainly just as loving.”

In the UK, traditionally, black cats used to be considered as ‘lucky’, but hundreds of them will be less than fortunate during Halloween.

Apart from Pickles, there are other black cats at Blue Cross Bromsgrove nearly ready for rehoming.

Visit bluecross.org.uk/west-midlands-bromsgrove-rehoming-centre to view the cats up for adoption.

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