Cat owners are crazy about their cats. You can find them posting pictures of their pets online each week for “Caturday” and sharing stories about the hilarious things their kitties have done wherever and whenever they can. But as much as cat parents celebrate their favorite felines, it still seems fitting that there should be a national day for cats, too.
And there is! National Cat Day is observed every October 29th as a way to celebrate the cats in our lives. That’s not the only reason National Cat Day exists, though. To learn more about this holiday and why it exists, plus ways to observe it, keep reading!
History of National Cat Day
Felines have been around for eons and have been popular throughout history. There’s just something about these animals that domesticated themselves to hang out with us that captures hearts. And that’s part of the reason Colleen Paige established National Cat Day.
The holiday originated in 2005 and, yes, is meant to encourage lovers of cats everywhere to celebrate all the kitties in their lives for all the joy and love these animals bring. But this day is also meant to raise awareness with the public about the large number of felines out there who need good homes. In fact, approximately 3 million cats end up in shelters each year. That’s a lot! And unfortunately, many of those cats end up being euthanized.
So, this October 29th, celebrate your cat a little more than usual and help educate others on the plight of felines without homes.
Ways to Observe National Cat Day
How can you observe and celebrate National Cat Day? There are tons of ways!
Any way you can come up with to celebrate your pet and encourage others to save cats from shelter life is an excellent way to observe National Cat Day!
National Cat Day is October 29th of each year and is a holiday meant to celebrate our feline friends, as well as to raise awareness about the plight of cats in shelters. There is a plethora of ways you can observe and celebrate this day, from spoiling your cat just a bit more than usual to helping out at local shelters and encouraging adoptions of cats from them. No matter how you observe National Cat Day, though, the most important thing is to spend quality, fun time with your kitty!
- Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: When Is It & How to Celebrate
- National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day: When & How It’s Celebrated
Featured Image Credit: Eliz A, Shutterstock