WITH Halloween approaching, there is something spooky going on at a Sheffield animal home.
All of a sudden, the RSPCA Animal Care Centre is being overrun - by bewitching black cats.
Tony Benham, centre animal care manager, says there are more than a dozen black beauties at the home in Stadium Way, Attercliffe.
And he says they would make a purr-fect pet for a family wishing to adopt them.
He said: “We’ve no idea why, but we seem to have a lot of black cats.
“We’ve always thought of them as lucky, but it doesn’t seem to be working when it comes to landing a new home.
“Our black cats are a complete delight – almond-eyed, fluffy felines just looking to play, sit in your lap or purr.
“However, for some spooky reason, people just seem to be adopting ones of a different colour.
“We’d be over the moon if, this Halloween season, people would consider adopting or fostering one of our furry fellows.
“These black cats could do with a some luck of their own and we’ve so many just waiting to be loved, cuddle and adopted.”
Their numbers include four-year-old Porscha, who recently became a mum, and is now looking for a new home of her own, as well as affectionate, one-year-old Aro, who was found with an injured paw that is now healed.
Ace was brought into the centre with his three siblings Janet, Solo and Josie, due to welfare concerns, while affectionate, outgoing 14-week-old Helga was rescued after living rough with her mum and siblings.
Tony said: “These are just a few of the fabulous felines.
“If anyone can offer our black cats a new home, we’d love to hear from you.”
n The centre is open every day except Wednesday. For details, call 0114 289 8050 or visit www.rspcasheffield.org