Today is National ‘Black Cat Day’ and a chance to embrace these furry friends, rather than view them as a bad omen.

Nick Holland, from The Sheffield Cat Shelter, explained that they receive a high number of black cats which the shelter struggles to rehome. 

“It’s a shame really, it might take twice as long to rehome a black cat or kitten compared to a tabby or ginger cat.

“And it gets particularly tough with adult cats, most people want to adopt a 10-week-old cat instead of an adult.”

Most people avoid black cats because they’re seen as bad luck or even just not ‘photogenic enough’ for an Instagram post.

Mr Holland explained that national ‘Black Cat Day’ is a brilliant way to counteract people’s superstitions and show that black cats are great on social media.