Bluebell Ridge Cat Rehoming Centre are celebrating National Black Cat Month and are hoping to find new homes for their black moggy residents.
October is the month that raises awareness of the black four legged friends, but Myra Grove, Cattery Manager Bluebell Ridge says many black cats have to wait longer to be adopted due to the colour of their fur. “There are many superstitions associated with black cats which stops some people from adopting them,” she said. “Fear of a black cat crossing your path started in Europe in the Middle Ages, however in ancient Egypt, all cats, including black ones, were held in high esteem and protected by law from injury and death. In England, black cats do not bring bad luck, but are meant to bring good luck.”
Bluebell Ridge resident ‘Shadow’ - a young black and white long haired female cat - is looking for a new home. Myra says she could possibly live with another cat has a heart of gold. “Shadow loves a fuss and to be groomed. She has a quiet and gentle nature.
“So many times our black cats have been overlooked purely because of their colour, it’s frustrating because it shouldn’t be about what a cat looks like.
“What really matters is the chemistry it has with the owner. All cats deserve the chance of a better life.”
Anyone who would like to consider giving a home to one of the cats at Bluebell Ridge is asked to call 01424 752121 or visit the website at: www.bluebellridge.org.uk.