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Black Cat Appreciation Day! (17 August)


Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day (17 August)!

If you’re looking to welcome a new pet into the family, have you considered adopting a black cat? For centuries black cats have faced suspicion as a result of the bad luck they are said to carry with them. They are often overlooked in rehoming centres and can take approximately 13% longer to find their new home than a more colourful cat. For many this means they will never experience life in a loving home – but you could change that.

Your local rescue organisation can talk you through all aspects of cat ownership and find a cat that is best suited to your circumstances. Alternatively, you can search for cats looking for a home in your local area on the Cats Protection website at

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