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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The misfortune of black cats

You have to feel sorry for black cats. As the Telegraph says, for centuries they have faced suspicion, hostility and even death as a result of the bad luck they are said to carry with them, but now they are having to face a new challenge, the rise of the 'selfie'.

The paper reports that hundreds of black cats are being abandoned as their owners complain that they do not photograph as well as their lighter and brighter-coloured counterparts, making them less popular with those who enjoy posting self-portraits with their pets on sites such as Facebook.

They add that the RSPCA estimate 70 per cent of more than 1,000 cats in its care in Britain are black or black and white. Other rescue centres said that prospective owners were asking for a cat of any other colour than black.

All cats are special, it is just very sad that black cats are being rejected for purely cosmetic and shallow reasons.

We at Llys Nini think that black cats are harder to rehome because they don't look good in photos, so people over look them on our website.

All cats are lovely but there are just too many cats and not enough homes, so please please get your cat "done" and prevent homeless cats of whatever colour. If you are on low income in the SA1 to 10 areas Llys Nini and Cats Protection have joined up to let you get your cat done for just £5 at participating vets see www.cat-neutering.com for details

"Make their life more fun and get them done!"
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