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International Cat Day!



International Cat Day was started in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, along with other animal rights groups, to celebrate the 500 million cats in the world today. As Charles Dickens says “What greater gift than the love of a cat?”.

When is International Cat Day?

International Cat Day will be on Wednesday, 8 August 2018.

How can I celebrate International Cat Day?

If you are lucky enough to have a cat at home, then celebrate their special day through giving them a bath, pampering them, giving them some of their all-time favourite treats, give them a cardboard box to play with or just watch them take a long catnap!

How can I make a difference?

Help find cats good homes by adopting a cat from a shelter or from a pet rescue organization. Another way to celebrate kitty cats around the world is to donate blankets, toys, pet food or volunteering at a local shelter. Owning a cat has been proven to improve mental heath, relieve stress, anxiety and depression. Share your feline appreciation by tweeting about your love of cats by using the hashtag #InternationalCatDay.

What other days celebrate our feline pals around the world?

World Cat Day is celebrated on February 17 each year throughout much of Europe, on March 1 in Russia and National Cat Day in the US is celebrated on October 29.

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