Homeless black cats are enjoying a renaissance this month as Halloween fever hits.

Southall RSPCA cattery have slashed the usual fee for re-homing cats down to £50 for the whole spooky month of October as black cats are notoriously hard to find homes for.

On Friday, October 31, in a drive to re-home their unwanted moggies and to raise money for the centre, it’s staff are throwing a festive party with the black cats as star guests.

Black cat getting ready for Halloween at Southall RSPCA cattery

The cattery in Burket Close, Norwood Road needs to raise £120,000 secure the immediate future for over 100 homeless cats in need of food, toys and veterinary treatment.

The Southall RSPCA cattery generally runs at capacity due to a rise in the numbers of cats and kittens needing food, veterinary care, toys and medicines.

Michelle Do Carmo said: “This year’s Halloween festivities will be bigger and better than last year. We have trick and treats planned, a fancy dress competition, a pin the tail on the black cat game and a pumpkin carving competition. We have also cut the adoption fee for black cats to £50 for the whole of October. Black cats have a hard time getting re-homed so we want to highlight how fantastic they are.”

The Halloween event, which is open to all, starts at 4:00pm  -6:30pm Friday October 31 with a £2 entrance fee.