Halloween fun at the UK’s largest cat adoption centre

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Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre will be hosting a day of spooky family fun at its annual Black Cat Day on Sunday 6 November.

The centre, in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, will open its doors from 10am until 4pm for Halloween fun and games including a children’s fancy dress competition, face painting, tombola, raffle and plenty of other stalls.

Visitors can bring along their own carved creation to take part in the best pumpkin competition and staff will be also be offering behind-the-scenes tours of the National Cat Adoption Centre, the largest of its kind in the UK.

Entry is free but a donation of a tin of Felix cat food or a cat toy would be greatly appreciated by the 150 cats currently in the care of the centre.

Staff at the centre are hoping the spookiest time of year may prove lucky for some of the many black or black-and-white cats in its care. Black and black-and-white cats are the least popular when it comes to rehoming and take 13 per cent longer to adopt than their more colourful counterparts.

Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre Manager, Danielle Draper, said: “Our Black Cat Day is always great fun for all the family and we look forward to seeing everyone’s fancy dress and pumpkin creations.

“As well as all the spooky fun and games, we’re hoping the day will help find some new owners for some of the lovelyblack cats in our care. Black cats often wait longer to find new homes compared to other cats, such as tabbies or gingers, yet they have just as much to offer.”

Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre is open seven days a week from 10am until 4pm and is a great free day out whatever the weather, including a café, shop and free nature trail.

The National Cat Centre is situated in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill. To find the centre using a SatNav, please use the postcode RH17 7DE or for a map and directions please visit www.cats.org.uk/find-us/find-the-ncc

Contributed by Cats Protection

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