We've read this BBC news article that says more and more black cats are being are being left at the RSPCA and that it's becoming increasingly difficult to rehome them and the alarming reason for this trend is that they don't "show well" in selfies.
PETS ARE NOT ACCESSORIES!
Pets are living beings that enrich our lives, it should be a mutual relationship of respect, love and care. If you've abandoned a cat because it's not showing up on your instagram and go on to replace it with one that's more photogenic so you can "show" yourself as an animal lover you're completely contradicting yourself.
Now we've had our little rant we're going to highlight some actual accessories that feature images of black cats. (see what we did there)
This black kitties expressions collection is one of our faves. Variations of this design are on 45 products including
home decor, electronic cases, clothing and monogram accessories, purrfect for black cat lovers.
We'll leave you with this very photogenic black cat to inspire anyone who's thinking of adopting a cat or kitten to not overlook black cats. If they're not showing up on camera brush up your photographic skills don't brush off your cat.
For ways to help or adopt a black cat in the UK or Ireland check this link for catchat.org it's a cat rescue resource with a section dedicated to rehoming overlooked cats. We're not affiliated with them, we just think they do awesome work.
Kitty pictured is for illustration purposes only and not available for adoption.