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Black cats in East Surrey not so lucky this Halloween
7:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
An East Surrey cats charity has revealed that with Halloween just round the corner, it is “packed” with black cats.
For while spooky tradition has it that black cats are all the rage during the witching season, Cats Protection’s Crawley Reigate and District branch has found that the moggies are otherwise not in demand.
The cause is calling on local people to help the unwanted cats in its care by giving them new homes.
A spokeswoman for the branch said: “Traditionally linked to witches, black cats are believed to bring good luck.
“Yet the charity finds them the hardest felines to re-home.”
She continued: “We don't know why they seem to be less popular than other colours, but we have many black cats at the moment and would love to see them find new homes.”
Citing the traditional belief that black cats bring people good luck, she said: “We are hoping prospective owners will choose the spookiest time of year to adopt their very own lucky charm.
“Since they are considered to be lucky, giving one a second chance could bring good fortune to you both!”
The branch is also seeking to raise awareness of the plight of its black moggies through its annual Black Cat Dinner Dance and Charity Auction.
This will take place at the Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood, on Friday, November 8.
Tickets are still available.
For more information call in at the Cats Protection Shop at 9 Broadwalk, Crawley, or email: email@example.com People interested in adopting a black cat can call the charity on 0845 371 2734, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The branch's next homing event will take place at Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Old Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, on Sunday, October 20, from 11am to 3pm.