CATS are great companions all over the world.
International Cat Day is an annual celebration for these feline friends.
When is International Cat Day 2021?
International Cat Day takes place on August 8 of each year.
This means that International Cat Day is Sunday August 8, 2021.
The party was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
It started out as a day to educate cats and learn about different ways to help and protect them.
International Cat Care is the custodian of International Cat Day, which aims to “improve the well-being of cats through the compilation and promotion of evidence-based research on the physical and mental well-being of felines”, according to icatcare.org.
In Japan, Cat Day is February 22, October 29 is National Cat Day in the United States, and March 1 in Russia.
How is International Cat Day celebrated?
According to Tractive, International Cat Day is a great time to bond with felines.
- Adopt a cat from a local shelter or rescue
- Volunteer in a cat shelter
- Offer your cats baked tuna cookies
- Give your cat a GPS tracking device to keep it safe
- Invest in a fun new cat toy
- Have your cat do fun exercises like wall shelves for climbing
- Give your cat a nice brushing to remove hairballs and any excess hair
- Give your cat a collar and tag with your name and number in case he ever gets lost
- Have a fun photoshoot with your cat
- Throw an International Cat Day party by inviting all your friends and their cats!
Why do we celebrate National Cat Day?
Cats are the world’s most popular pet and can be found in many homes around the world.
According to Tractive, having a cat can help improve psychological health by providing emotional support to people with depression, anxiety and loneliness.
This is a great opportunity to take the time to connect with your feline friend and enjoy the special bond.
If you are a cat fan, you might just want to celebrate your love for cats and stand up for their welfare and safety.
The outlet says cats have been human companions for at least 9500 years.