Give a black cat a home this National Black Cat Day...


23 October 2023
National Black Cat Day 2023 is a unique commemoration devoted to the celebration and to promote the adoption of black cats.

The aim is to debunk misconceptions and superstitions associated with black cats while showcasing the distinct qualities of these gorgeous pets. It’s particularly helpful for rehoming centres to enhance awareness regarding the adoption of black cats, champion their well-being, and locate caring homes for black cats in search of a loving family.

On any given day, leading animal welfare charity, Battersea, cares for around 200 cats across its three sites and in foster homes. On average, it will take 28 days for each of these cats to find a home, but sometimes the wait can be much longer. This is particularly common for black cats in the charity’s care due to misconceptions and myths around the sweet felines.

Traditionally, black cats are sometimes perceived to bring bad luck and some even say they don’t photograph as well, but the team at Battersea know this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The much-loved charity has a number of black cats in its care patiently waiting for homes to call their own. If you would like to find out more information about rehoming a black cat from Battersea, please visit

Black cats looking for homes

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Echo is a confident and playful two-year-old cat who loves spending time exploring outdoors. She loves playtime and especially enjoys string toys that she can play with alongside her favourite humans. As a lover of the outdoors, Echo is looking for a home with a garden and a cat flap for her to come and go as she pleases. 



Friendly two-year-old Domestic Short Hair Cat called Night is a sweet girl with a sensitive side. When she first arrived at Battersea, Night struggled to settle into the cattery environment but after receiving lots of love and fuss from the charity’s dedicated staff, she has come out of her shell and allowed her loving, affectionate personality to shine through. Night loves spending time with her human friends for a fuss and is looking for a home with patient owners who will allow her to settle at her own pace.