Black cats appear to have “gone out of fashion,” according to Cath Rowson of Grantham Rescue of Cats and Kittens.
A reluctance to adopt black and black and white cats has left Cath’s pens filled with the poor moggies, with people opting for what are seen as more attractive breeds like tabbies.
Cath, who runs the rescue centre from her Redcross Street home, said: “We have found it harder to home black cats and black and white cats. Some have been with us since Christmas and Easter.”
Re-homing cats has become difficult all round, added Cath, who went on to say: “We have been very busy over the summer with cats and kittens coming in from Grantham, as well as Newark, Lincoln and Sleaford.
“We are now full and can no longer bring anything in until we have homed some of the rescue cats and kittens we have already in.
“Please home one of our lovely family cats.”
The full pens bring with them an added strain for Cath, who relies solely on donations to keep the rescue home running.
Cash donations, cat litter and food are always welcome. Monetary donations help with vets’ bills, which soon add up because Cath ensures each cat is neutered, de-flead and wormed before they are re-homed. Growing cases of cat flu are also a drain on Cath’s resources.
Food bins are set up at Kennelgate Pet Store, in London Road, and Morrisons in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre. Donations can also be left on Cath’s doorstep at 41 Redcross Street.
** To adopt a cat pictured here, or any one of the other cats in Cath’s care, call her on 01476 571636.
*Punch and his sister, Judy, are semi long-haired tabby cats. They are around four years old and would love to be re-homed together. They are very loving and could live with older children and another cat. No dogs.
*Pickle is a tabby and white girl, a year old. She is short-haired. She would love a family to play with and a garden to run around in. She could live with others cats but no dogs.
*Coco is a black male. He is six months old and short-haired. He is full of fun, loves to play and likes other cats of the same age to play with. He could go with children or a quiet dog.
*Stella is black and white, short-haired and aged 18 months old. She is very friendly when she gets to know you, and has lived with other cats. No dogs.
*Lily is tabby and white, and short-haired. She is 10 months old, very friendly and wants a nice home to settle in with a family full of love for her. She is not used to other cats or dogs.
*Hector is a lovely, four-month-old boy. He is a ginger and white, short-haired cat, with a very friendly nature. He needs a loving family to take good care of him.