Show some love for a black kitten
EARE asking just one question this week. Why are all the black cats left behind? It is a problem experienced all over the world, apparently, and yet black cats have as much to offer as any other cat.
Through no fault of their own they are overlooked, as most people tend to choose ‘prettier’ coloured cats. Even black kittens are the last to be adopted, while their more colourful siblings are chosen first.
And so, black cats spend longer in homing centres, waiting for someone to see past their colour.
Two beautiful black cats that need permanent homes are Shadow and Mara. Shadow is only 18 months old, and has had far too much experience of being homeless already and deserves more from life.
Dumped on our doorstep by people who had previously taken her in off the streets, only to find she was not welcomed by the other resident cat, she found herself abandoned again.
She is a very sweet and gentle little lady who loves lots of fuss and cuddles and just wants a loving home where she can settle for life. Can you make our Shadow feel loved and wanted again?
Mara is a real baby, only seven months old, and although pretending to be grown-up is still really just a very outgoing and playful kitten, who loves a ‘mad hour’ to charge around having fun.
But when the excitement is over, Mara loves nothing more than to settle down with a cuddle and lots of fuss.
She can quite happily amuse herself and would prefer to be the sole centre of attention, but wouldn’t mind the company of another playful cat.
Mara would really like to find a home with someone who is experienced with cats and would understand her quirky ways. Please, do you have a little space in your heart and on your sofa for Mara?
If you think you can offer any of our beautiful black cats a loving home, please ring RSPCA Hillingdon branch on 01895 833 417 or visit our website, at www.rspcahillingdonclinic.org.uk, to download an application form.
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■ INKY PAIR: Shadow (top) is sweet and gentle and loves being fussed over; (right) Mara will happily settle down for a cuddle after charging round for an hour