Lucky Black Cats

With Swansea Cats Protection

With Hallowe’en approaching, what other topic could we cover this month but beautiful black cats? Superstition surrounds black cats and it depends what you read, which country or culture you look at and of course, what you believe as to whether they are lucky or not. In Scotland a black cat on your doorstep is a sign of prosperity, in Northern Europe taking in and caring for a black cat ensures good weather and safe passage on the sea, and in Asia owning a black cat is thought to be lucky. I have a black rescue cat called Amber and every day count myself lucky to have her sweet, wise face greet me with a loud meeeeeeooooowwww! 

One thing for sure is that the beautiful black cats featured here are certainly lucky in that all were rescued from an uncertain fate and brought into our care and are now ready for a new home.

Here’s a little about them…

Diesel (right) is a stunning panther-like boy who came to us after he was found straying for many months. Taken in by one of our foster carers he grew strong and confident with a coat that shone like polished marble. A big cat, he adored the garden and seeking out interesting places to explore. Unfortunately, through no fault of his own, he came back into our cattery, which although provided for his needs, of course curtailed his ability to enjoy the big outdoors….and for an active, big cat that’s been a bit tough for him lately. He longs for a loving home with owners who have a big garden, or safe space nearby for him to discover and enjoy.

Sammy and Sebastian (left, ok, so he’s got a bit of white fur too) struck up a bromance whilst in our care and are now inseparable.

These two young cats have found safety and friendship with each other: Sammy was bullied by the other cats in his household, whilst poor Sebastian has never been given the chance to know a secure, loving home. But in each other they found refuge. We would love to see them homed together.

Little Lucy (right) is in a cattery pen just along from Diesel and wouldn’t mind a new home with a safe garden too, along with a comfy lap to curl up on or a sunny window sill to sit in and watch the world go by. This little sweetheart was also found as a stray and has needed a lot of tender loving care to restore her health and vitality. We found that she was hyperthyroid and so needs a simple dose of medicine each day, which she takes with ease. The medicine helps her body retain its equilibrium and enables weight gain too. Lucy has been in our care for a little while now and is more than ready for a loving home.

Can you help these beautiful black cats stay lucky? Whatever you believe in at Hallowe’en, you can be certain of one thing – giving a home to a rescue cat is magical!

These lovely black cats are just a few of the fabulous felines waiting for a safe and loving new home.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering one our lovely cats or kittens, please get in touch and arrange to come and meet the cats waiting patiently for a safe, loving home. We can be contacted via our Helpline 0345 260 2101 or email us at Please note our Helpline is answered by a messaging service and we will respond as soon as we can, but please be patient and remember that we are all UNPAID VOLUNTEERS trying to do our best for the rescue cats and kittens of Swansea.



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