National Black Cat Day 2022

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A Special Black Cat

Thursday 27th October marks National Black Cat Day, where we show our love and appreciation to our fantastic feline friends.

To celebrate this special day we are sharing Brian’s story, a black cat who was taken care of by our charity partner RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk Branch.

Brian’s Story

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Brian the black cat had been living outdoors for several years before coming into RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk Branch at the end of April 2021 due to concerns for his health. Sadly, Brian was extremely thin, underweight and with a possible heart murmur. His blood tests also showed he had hyperthyroidism, a condition caused by an overactive thyroid gland and causes symptoms such as weight loss.

Cat Care

For many months Brian was constantly back and forth to the vets due to his condition. They would take bloods, testing his T4 levels and tweaking his medication to get an ideal dosage to balance his overactive thyroid.  Despite the distress, Brian was always easy to handle and never aggressive when at the vets. However, he did cry a lot whilst in the van being transported as he didn’t like being stuck in the van on his own, especially as he got travel sick sometimes!

Unfortunately for Brian, it took a long time for him to feel settled in cattery life, which affected his T4 levels, but with time and lots of TLC, his levels slowly started to normalise and finally he was ready for adoption.

Black cat Brian

Finding a Forever Home

After a long patient wait, the RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk Branch had the enquiry they were looking for!

The new perspective owners met Brian for the first time via video chat and were so happy, they decided to adopt him and take on the responsibility of his medical needs. Finally, after 16 months in Branch care, Brian was adopted and now is a very happy, ‘purry’ cat in his forever home.

There are lots of other cats in their care that are in need of a loving home. If you are keen to add a furry friend to your family click below to visit their website.


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