A cat rescue centre is hoping that pet lovers will help break their unlucky spell this Halloween – and give a home to a black cat.
Lancashire Cat Rescue, in Penwortham, near Preston, is currently looking after 11 dark moggies.
Bosses at the charity fear that if the cats aren’t given a home soon the centre will be come more a sanctuary than a rescue home.
The centre hopes that on the run up to Halloween families will play a trick on superstition and give a loving home to one of the felines.
Trustee Brian Lomax said the cats’ ages range from one year to 14 years old.
He said: “Some of the younger cats we have were born here.
“For one reason or another they just keep getting passed over.
“If we don’t home them we are in danger we will be a sanctuary, not a rescue home.
“They are lovely cats, they are very nice-natured.
“We have got several cats but it always seems that the black cats get left out.”
Brian also said that the charity, based in New Lane, Penwortham, is also seeing more people give up their cats.
He said: “We are getting an awful lot of people who are wanting to pass their cats on to us.
“One of the most common reasons is they are moving into rented accommodation and the landlord doesn’t want them to have pets.”
To give a home to one of the black cats at the centre, call Lancashire Cat Rescue on 01772 750263 or visit www.lancatrescue.co.uk.