Know Why to Celebrate International Cat Day

Have you heard of World Cat Day or International Cat Day? That’s right, an entire day dedicated to felines! This is a day to honor, cherish, and really care for our feline companions. We believe that every day should be cat-urday, and we’re always happy to discover and share new ways to connect with our kitties, cats, and other pets.

So, with no further ado, let’s learn more about International Cat Day and how we can honor our feline companions in the best way possible!

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Why do we celebrate International Cat Day?

The International Fund for Animal Welfare launched International Cat Day in 2002. Many additional organizations, individuals, and countries have since joined in the unique custom of commemorating our feline companions. But why do we celebrate International Cat Day in the first place?

World Cat Day is an Occasion to Raise Awareness of Cats:
  • Take some time to interact with our feline companions.
  • Honor the special bond that exists between humans and cats.
  • Appreciate cats (or just have fun with them) by celebrating them.
  • Promote the well-being and safety of cats both locally and globally.

In Honor of International Cat Day

Some Interesting Facts About Our Feline Companions:
  • In the United States, cats are the most popular pet, with 88 million cats and 74 million dogs.
  • Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping.
  • Cats are unable to taste sweetness.
  • Having a cat lowers the risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • A cat’s purr can be a type of self-healing because it can indicate both uneasiness and contentment.
  • The majority of adult cats meow to communicate with humans.
  • A cat’s brain is 90% comparable to a human’s, making it more comparable than a dog’s.
  • Just like a human fingerprint, a cat’s nose is ridged with a distinctive pattern.
  • The Egyptian Mau is the world’s oldest cat breed.

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Supporting Cats on International Cat Day

This holiday is the greatest time to become involved with cat shelters, whether you’re a cat parent, a potential cat owner, or just someone who wants to help cats!

Volunteers are nearly always needed at animal shelters, and they rely on them to carry out their vital work. However, if you are unable to volunteer your time, a donation to your favorite animal shelter will go a long way toward assisting these often underfunded organizations! If you want to adopt a cat to spend International Cat Day with, now is the best time to do so.