National Kitten Day falls each year on July 10th and is a designated day in the United States dedicated to celebrating our favorite baby furballs. It was conceived by animal welfare activist Colleen Paige in 2013. National Kitten Day is an opportunity for cat lovers, pet enthusiasts, and animal welfare organizations to promote kitten adoption, raise awareness about kitten care and health, and encourage responsible pet ownership.
Read on to learn more about this adorable holiday!
What National Kitten Day Is All About
The day typically involves various activities and initiatives to appreciate kittens and highlight their importance as beloved pets. These activities may include:
How to Observe National Kitten Day
National Kitten Day is an excellent occasion to celebrate the joy and companionship that kittens bring to our lives while promoting responsible pet ownership and welfare for our feline friends of all ages. You could donate money or supplies to a local animal rescue group or see what other volunteer services they need. They’d probably welcome volunteers of all kinds and all talents.
If you’re the artistic or crafty type, you could create some cat-themed projects to decorate your home or office. And, of course, you could spend the day with those special cats and kittens in your life, spoiling them with extra attention and affection.
Why Adopt Instead of Shop for a Kitten?
National Kitten Day might inspire you to finally adopt a sweet little kitten of your own. It’s never a good idea to spontaneously get a pet of any kind, so make sure you only celebrate by adopting if you’ve already been planning on bringing a kitten into your life. There are many compelling and compassionate reasons to choose to adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue organization over buying one.
Here’s why adopting a kitten is the better choice:
If you can’t get enough of the cute, cuddly beings, you probably go absolutely gaga for kittens. And you are certainly not alone! On National Kitten Day, we celebrate everything awesome about kittens as well as promote the adoption of kittens from shelters and rescues. Be sure to look up local kitten-themed events and activities taking place in your city or town next July 10th.
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