As I help out in media for a cat’s charity once a week and I get to read a lot of stories of cats and news updates from the charity.
I’ve come across this issue before and I was just as disgusted then as I am now.
Cat’s protection and previously other charities have been overwhelmed with black and black and white cat’s in their care long term as they struggle to re-home them.
Many potential owners will seek out lighter colour cats with ginger and tortoiseshell cats proving very popular.
So why don’t people choose dark cats. You might think it’s something to do with superstition but it’s even more concerning than that. Some people pick cats that they believe look better in selfies. Seriously? not only is that completely wrong but it’s utterly disgusting.
Choosing an animal based on looks or colour is shallow enough in itself but being put off black cats because you worry how good their going to look in your facebook or twitter pics is ridiculous. The potential owners that seek out a pet just for it’s attractiveness on your social media should not have pets at all. Plain and simple.
I’ve had two cats my whole life and both have been black and white.
My first was Cosmo that still lives with my mum. We found her under my Grandad’s car, scared, meowing for help with her eyes still bright blue. She was far too young to leave her mum and has only recently learnt ‘typical cat behaviour’ after learning from my cat Sharma. Was she dumped, got lost I’m not sure but no one came looking for her and we took her in.
I got Sharma from a lovely lady who’s cat had a couple of kittens. I was the last one their and so was she with all her colourful brothers and sisters being picked before her. Sharma is such a lovely and beautiful cat it seems crazy to me.
Now who can say these two don’t photograph well? Even if they didn’t would I care? No. I don’t have a pet just for it’s superficial value they are nothing less than a fluffy edition to your family and you should love them unconditionally.
So please if you are thinking of adopting a cat don’t ever overlook a black kitty!
Do you have a black or black and white cat? I’d love to here about your black beauties in the comments