International Cat Day 2018 – What Is It And When Is It Celebrated?


IT’S the mews we’ve all been waiting for – it’s International Cat Day TODAY!

No, we’re really not kitten you – you have a full 24 hours to show your pampered pet that you love them. Here’s more about the day.

August 8 is Internationlal Cat Day when we celebrate our furry friends

When is International Cat Day?

International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8 around the globe each year.

The day is a full 24 hours when we can worship our pampered pets.

It began in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and other animal rights groups to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet.

The Ecology Global Network estimates that there are about 600million small cats in the world.

Cats come in may different shapes, sizes and colours

This includes pets, strays, homeless and feral cats.

The number of wild cats is estimated at about 100 million.

How can we celebrate International Cat Day?

People across the globe are celebrating on social media.

Many are tweeting memes, videos and pictures of their pets’ crazy antics.

And even the No10 Downing Street cat Larry got in on the action by tweeting: “Today is #InternationalCatDay – expect all cats to strut around like we own the place.

“Expect the same again tomorrow.”

You can celebrate this special day by volunteering at a cat rescue centre or just by donating food and blankets.

Other ways to show how much you love moggies is by donating to a cat charity.

You could even visit a cat cafe.

On the other hand you could just give your own pet an extra ear scratch, a cat toy… or as a special treat a bit of cat nip.

Ginger cats are very popular among owners around the world

Why do we celebrate International Cat Day?

The day is a big deal for all the cat loves across the globe.

According to in the UK alone there are 8million pet cats.

The most popular location for pet cats is in the South East where 890,000 households own a cat.

Black cats often find it hard to find a home

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