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Tag Archives: Cats Protection

Black cats: separating the myths from the facts

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Black cats are sleek, dazzling and dressed with a coat to impress.

However, black and black-and-white cats made up 45% of the total cats coming into Cats Protection’s care during 2015, and on average, took 22% longer to find a home than cats of other colours.

For centuries, black cats have played an important role in superstition, mythology and folklore – with many of these superstitions continuing to this very day.

In fact, in a survey conducted by Cats Protection in 2015, it was found that, rather than dying out, some myths about black cats being unlucky have some currency with young people. Twelve percent of those surveyed aged 18-24 said that black cats were unlucky, while only 2 per cent of over 55 year old people did.

Petplan takes a look at the origins of black cat superstitions and separates the myths from the facts.

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Petplan February prize draw winner: Catcuddles


Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help UK animal rehoming charities keep up their great work.

February saw Catcuddles – a London-based cat sanctuary that helps pair unwanted cats with loving homes – bag the prize. We caught up with founder, Evina Koroni, to find out more about the important work they do and how the money has been used…

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Five perfect Christmas gifts for your pet

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Still stuck on what to get your pet for Christmas? Try one of these! The Meteorlight K-9 LED Ball (£12.99) is perfect for those early morning or late afternoon winter walks. The durable, water-resistant tennis-ball-sized exercise toy gives off a …

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Bumbles is back in good health

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When Stephanie Carrington’s rescue cat Bumbles was diagnosed with asthma, Petplan ensured that her vet bills were covered… My cat Bumbles has been diagnosed with feline asthma, and I’m so glad I went with Petplan for insurance. I adopted Bumbles …

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Is this Cat App for you?

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If you miss your cat when you’re out at work or down the shops, Cats Protection have come up with a clever solution – their MyMog app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. MyMog allows you to create your …

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Are you harming your cats by keeping them indoors?


Q: Last year my two cats, Milly and Molly, were killed on the road I live on. I feel I am now ready to take on another cat, but realise that to keep them safe I will have to keep them indoors. Will this have an adverse effect on them?

A: I am so sorry to hear your last two cats suffered such a fate. However, I may have the perfect solution for you.

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