Monochrome moggies missing out

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Northiam Cat 1 SUS-160305-142805001

A local pet re-homing sanctuary has said that black and black and white felines are being overlooked by people wanting to give a loving home to a cat.

Traditionally, black cats are said to be lucky - but they are not having much luck when it comes to finding a new home says the Blue Cross charity at Northiam.

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Northiam Cat 2 SUS-160305-142815001

A pair of black cats called Batman and Catwoman are leading an appeal launched by the Blue Cross.

Five-year-old siblings Batman and Catwoman are looking for a home together and have been at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in St Francis Fields for over 50 days – more than twice the average stay for homeless cats at the charity.

Karla Haines, Rehoming Supervisor at Northiam Blue Cross, said: “Catwoman and Batman really are a pair of superheroes. They’re lovely cats and we can’t work out why they are taking so long to find the happy new home they deserve.

“We seem to have an unusually large number of black, or black and white, cats at the moment. And while tabbies and ginger cats get snapped up really quickly, these lovely black and ‘tuxedo’ cats do sadly often get overlooked. They’re a lovely bunch, all wanting nothing more than a cosy new home to call their own.”

Semi-longhaired Catwoman loves to sit by the radiator or curl up in a patch of sunshine, she also likes a high perch so she can sit and watch life go by. She’s not one for cuddles, but is sociable and will come and sit with you when she’s in the mood. She also has an adorable habit of sticking her tongue out while dozing.

Her brother Batman is also a friendly boy. He needs tablets for epilepsy twice a day, but is very good at taking them, especially if they are wrapped in ham and cream cheese.

Catwoman and Batman are just two of eight black, or black and white, cats currently looking for homes at Northiam Blue Cross. To find out more about offering them a home, email northiam@bluecross.org.uk or call 0300 777 1510.

The Blue Cross pet rehoming centre in Northiam has been helping homeless and abandoned pets across Sussex and Kent since the late 1960s. The centre finds loving new homes for hundreds of cats and dogs and small pets every year.

Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to them for help every year. Their doors are always open and with public support, they always will be.

Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to Blue Cross animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them a happy home they deserve.

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