ANIMAL charity, Chats du Quercy, is holding a black cat weekend on October 27 and 28.
The event is being held to raise awareness of the plight of black cats which tend to lost out on being offered a home to more colourful cat varieties.
"Some people are more taken with tortoiseshells, tabbies and other colours – with some still superstitious about black cats, but in many countries, black cats are seen as lucky,” said Lynn Stone, charity president and rescue centre manager.
"Although it’s obviously lovely to see other cats finding their forever homes, it’s sad to see any cat left waiting. Black cats make up about 25 per cent of abandoned cats and each one waits longer to be rehomed than the average cat."
Chats du Quercy currently has around 12 black cats in its care and says that homes are far less easy to find for black cats than other felines.
As part of the campaign, the charity is encouraging people to send them pictures and stories of their own black cats to eventually create a book that will be on sale in aid of Chats du Quercy.
Supporters are also being encouraged to share photos of themselves transformed into black cats on Chats du Quercy Facebook page.
Chats du Quercy is a French registered charity based in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France and run entirely by volunteers.