Black cats left behind at rescue centre

Left on the shelf: black kitten David is looking for a home.
Left on the shelf: black kitten David is looking for a home.

Black cats are being overlooked by potential owners looking for a rescue pet from the RSPCA’s Lincolnshire East branch.

Handsome kitten David (above) is the last of a litter of six being cared for at a Spalding area cattery – while every one of his more colourful siblings has been re-homed.

In Britain, having a black cat cross your path is considered good luck. But midnight moggies aren’t getting the same kind of luck when humans cross their paths.

A spokesman for the cattery said: “Grey ones go very quickly, tortoiseshells go and fluffy ones go. The black cats seem to get overlooked.”

The cattery has 11 cats currently being left on the shelf because they are either all black or black and white.

David is now about ten-12 weeks old.

A spokesman for the RSPCA’s Lincolnshire East branch said: “He is one of our more cuddly kittens and is a very sweet natured boy.

“We are pleased his litter mates have homes to go to. But we would be even happier if this little black kitten could find a stroke of luck in his very own forever home.”

If you can offer a home to David or a cat like him, please call 01775 640629.

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