Give some good luck to a black cat this Friday 13th13 Apr 2012
This Friday the 13th, Blue Cross is asking people to cast their superstitions aside and consider becoming new owners to a homeless black cat.
We have nearly 60 black cats in our care at rehoming centres across the country who are waiting for their chance to find love with a new family.
Animal welfare assistant Jess Hollis says: “Unfortunately black cats are half as likely to get rehomed compared to cats of other colours. There is a huge association with black cats and witches, spells, bad luck and other dark things; however, they are also symbols of good luck, mystery, magic and beauty!”
Not all urban myths and folklore suggest black cats are unlucky. Today in Britain, Japan and Australia black cats are a symbol of good luck. The Scottish believe a strange black cat’s arrival to a home signifies prosperity.
Jess says: “Good luck, bad luck, it all sounds rather silly. Black cats are just that: black cats. The only supernatural powers they possess are ones of unconditional love and affection, just like any other cat."
Meet some of the homeless black cats in our care or see more on our rehoming pages.
Sooty is a beautiful cat staying at Tiverton rehoming centre who would like to live live in a quiet town or country environment with access to the outdoors. He's one of five black cats at the centre.
Holly was abandoned as a kitten then given up again by her owner to Lewknor rehoming centre, so she desperately needs a turn in luck.
Lucy is staying at our Cambridge rehoming centre. This independent lady is looking for a new home where she can have the freedom to do her own thing.