How can people not love black and black-and-white cats?
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The UK’s leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection, is urging people to ‘paws’ for thought and show their support for National Black Cat Day on Thursday 30 October.
Now in its fourth year, National Black Cat Day aims to raise awareness of the many unwanted black and black-and-white moggies in Cats Protection’s care, most of which wait around a week longer to be adopted than their more colourful counterparts.
To help raise awareness of the many black cats in need, the charity is encouraging people to enter its National Black Cat Day competition to win a professional photoshoot, which starts on Monday 6 October.
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“Black and black-and-white cats make up around half of all the cats in our care – and sadly they wait much longer to find their forever home than the average cat,” said Gemma Smith, Cats Protection’s Digital Communications Officer. “They are just as loving and fun as torties and tabbies and will make the perfect addition to any home so now it’s time for us to stand up and show our support for them. If you love cats just as much as we do, why not consider adopting a black cat, entering our competition or taking part in our campaign.”
To enter the competition cat lovers are being asked to take a photo of their beloved black rescue cat and upload it to Cats Protection’s Facebook page, alongside their adoption story. The charity will shortlist its favourites and will be asking Facebook fans to get voting by liking their preferred selfie and story. The photo with the most votes will be crowned National Black Cat Day Champion and will win a professional photoshoot, as well as the honour of becoming the ‘poster cat’ for future rehoming appeals.