Pirate FM News

Cornwall's Unlucky Black Cats

Alice black cat

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 3rd August 2014

It is claimed more and more black cats are being abandoned in Cornwall.

It is apparently because they don't look good in selfies.

The RSPCA says that is one of the reasons so many are coming through the door.

Other examples include someone who said "all you can see is the eyes and it'll frighten my daughter'.

Toni runs the Duchy HQ at St Columb, she said: "Over 50 percent of our cats are black or black and white, I think it's just people think they are bad luck still, they don't take such good photos so you don't get such a good idea of what they look like on the website, but we really need some black cats to be rehomed.

"I think people have always thought black cats are a bit unlucky, being associated with witches and witchcraft, people don't like black cats walking in front of them do they as they think it's unlucky, but I think in the old days black cats were actually good luck so we are hoping that can come around again."

some great deals from pirate fm
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

VIDEO: Visit Cornwall stops actively promoting two beaches

Cornwall News: This is amid fears about overcrowding this summer

WATCH: Minister makes pledge on pollution in Cornwall

Cornwall News: Plastic waste could be tackled through the tax system

Trending in Cornwall

VIDEO: Visit Cornwall stops actively promoting two beaches

This is amid fears about overcrowding this summer

Taxi drivers handed licences despite convictions

Cases in Cornwall include drink-driving and speeding

Four rescued as blow-up chair drifts off Cornish coast

A broken down jet-ski was towing the inflatable

WATCH: Dolphins filmed feeding off Newquay

The footage of around 15 is lovely!

WATCH: Minister makes pledge on pollution in Cornwall

Plastic waste could be tackled through the tax system

Another comedian enters the cream tea debate

Sarah Millican does it a VERY different way

Huge spike in demand at Cornwall's biggest hospital

Some staff at A&E are working almost double shifts

Over 1,600 drivers caught speeding in one week

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a summer crackdown

Teenagers cut off by tide at Cornish harbour

The pair were angling at Marazion late on Thursday

10 things you know only if you grew up in Truro

City secrets only true locals get!

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall