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Black cats are exotic and lovely, not unlucky! 

It’s a problem shared all over the world, and certainly here in Tenerife, that black cats are hard to rehome.

Through no fault of their own, they are overlooked, as most people either tend to choose ‘prettier’ coloured cats or it could be down to age old superstition. Either way here’s a few reasons why black cats should be first out the door.

Black cats were worshipped in ancient Egypt, and owning one was thought to bring good luck.

Black goes with everything. Black cats won’t clash with your other kitties, your decor or what you are wearing.

Most black cats are not actually black at all, but are a mix of all sorts of dark colours. Look at a black cat in the sun and you’ll see shades of auburn, brown and black.

There are many famous cats in the media such as Salem from Sabrina the teenage witch, Binx from hocus pocus and Isis from Star Trek.

Because they’re so beautiful, they naturally photograph better than other kinds of cats. All you have to do is put them in a good light, and then watch as their naturally proud, refined features really show.

They’re exotic, Black cats are described as “sleek” and look like miniature panthers.

They’re healthy. Research has shown that black coats have evolved separately many times in different species, indicating dark fur as a survival benefit, meaning black cats are more resistant to diseases than cats of other colours. I could go on and on about reasons why you should own a black cat but simply the best reason to adopt a black cat is because black cats are the least likely to be adopted. At the cats welfare if you adopt two kittens together, kitten injection, micro chip and neutering is FREE for the second kitten.

Adopt a black kitten, or two, and both kittens receive above treatments FOR FREE also.


He dreams he can find a loving home where he can sleep on a warm bed, have regular meals and have someone who will stroke his head and keep him safe. Is this you?

Louie is a gentle, four month old male. He has already been castrated, vaccinated and has a microchip.

He is mainly black, but has a cheeky bit of white & an unusual brown bit on his head. Louie loves to play games and his favourite is “hide the collar” . You put it on him, he takes it off then hides it somewhere in the house! Who can resist such an intelligent cat?

ADOPTION IS FREE. Louie is very friendly and loves other cats. Contact us via our website www.cats-welfare-tenerife.com or ring/whatsapp Marie (English) on 646629129, seven days a week 09.00-18.00 or Sandra (Spanish and German) after 18.00 on 671282773. All kittens go on a week’s trial so you can be sure you’ve made the right decision.


Something to donate? Items can be dropped into the shop on San Blas in Golf de Sur (behind hiperdino). It is open seven days a week 10.00 until 18.00 but on Saturday closes at 16.00. If you don’t have transport please ring Mark on 636590557 and he will arrange collection.