More than a dozen beautiful black cats are in need of forever homes this Halloween.
The 14 felines are awaiting adoption at the Willows Cat Adoption Centre, in Wantage Street, South Shields, staff say they would make purr-fect pets for a variety of different owners.
The centre, which cares for cats looking for a permanent owner, said this number of black cats is the most they have had for a a very long time - either in their shelter or in their foster homes.
In the run-up to the spooky season, Willows is keen to dispel the superstition that black cats are meant to be unlucky.
They say their collection of fury friends are just as pretty and loving as cats of other colours.
Maria Harrison, founder of Willows, said: “It’s the most we’ve had for a very long time and they account for 50% of the cats we have in the shelter and foster care. “They all have different personalities.
“Some are normal ability and would fit into most homes, some are shy and can only have quieter homes.
“They have a lot of personality.”
Anyone interested in adopting a cat can contact Willow Cat Adoption Centre to make an inquiry on: 07719605383.