Appeal to give ‘big black Brian’ the scaredy-cat a new home

Can you offer Brian a loving home?
Can you offer Brian a loving home?

Despite black cats’ links to superstition and Halloween, spooks and frights are the last thing scaredy-cat Brian wants.

Described as a ‘wimp’ by his carers, it’s time the friendly feline was offered a permanent home after being overlooked by potential new owners for seven months.

In recognition of national Black Cat Day today, the Skegness, Spilsby and Alford branch of Cats Protection is putting out a special appeal to rehome the foster cat.

A spokesman for the branch said: “Brian is big, black and beautiful - but unfortunately a bit of a wimp!

“Because Brian is a big softy we are looking to rehome him as the only pet in the household - ideally with an older couple or single person so he can get the one-to-one attention he craves.”

The Skegness branch also has several other black cats in care and say that because of their colour, they spend more time waiting to be adopted.

“Cats Protection believe their black cats are ‘lucky’ and is hoping someone will come forward to offer them their forever homes soon,” added the spokesman.

The charity takes in local stray and abandoned cats, helps with neutering costs, assists farmers by offering a TNR scheme (Trap, Neuter, Release) for feral cats and takes in unwanted kittens.

All work is done by a small team of volunteers. This year alone they have helped to rehome 24 adult cats, supplied 379 neutering vouchers, found homes for 26 kittens and provided TNR for 48 feral farm cats.

To offer Brian a loving home or for more information about cats needing homes, visit www.cats.org.uk/skegness or call 0345 260 1383 and leave a message.