No One Wants to Rehome Black Cats Because They’re ‘Bad At Selfies’

Posted by in Cat Stories on April 1, 2018 0 comments

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Black cats are less likely to be adopted when compared to others but they still need forever homes.

There are various reasons why black cats struggle to be rehomed with many people still associating them with witchcraft and bad luck.

Some would also incorrectly argue that tortoiseshell, tabby and ginger cats have distinctive markings which make them more attractive.

Now a cat rehoming shelter has said the real reason black cats don’t get rehomed is because people don’t think they look good in selfies and photograph badly.

67-year-old Christine Bayka set up cat rehoming centre The Moggery in Bristol 21 years ago and says the situation is worse than ever.

For the first time all of the shelter’s 40 felines are black but no one wants to adopt them.

Christine is right – people should really be adopting a cat because they fall in love with their character and personality, not because they would be great for photos.

And as all owners of black cats will know, they are gorgeous creatures that look great in photos if you wish to take them.

Take my Holmes for example, a black kitten I adopted last year who is already a handsome boy.

Of course I am biased but you can’t argue with the fact Holmes looks beautiful in this selfie:

Sadly it is a common theme across the country with rescue centres agreeing that black cats are much less likely to be adopted.

Amy Buckle, branch manager at the Last Chance Animal Rescue Centre in New Romney, Kent, currently cares for 12 cats of which five are black.

If you want to find out more about how to rehome a cat, the RSPCA website has plenty of useful information.