International Cat Day

International Cat Day Quick Facts - CA

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2023 DateAugust 8, 2023
2024 DateAugust 8, 2024

International Cat Day

International Cat Day is a celebration dedicated to raising awareness of cats' needs, promoting their wellbeing, and encouraging people to adopt homeless cats. The history of International Cat Day dates back to 2002 when the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) declared the day to celebrate cats and promote their welfare. The day aims to highlight the importance of cats' health and wellbeing, including proper nutrition, exercise, and medical care.

Over the years, the day has gained immense popularity among cat lovers worldwide, with millions of people celebrating it every year. On this day, people post pictures of their cats on social media using the hashtag #InternationalCatDay. Many organizations and shelters also use the opportunity to raise funds for their cause and promote the adoption of stray cats.

In Canada, several events are held on International Cat Day, including cat-themed exhibitions, contests, and adoption drives. The day provides an excellent opportunity for people to learn more about cats, their needs, and how to take care of them. International Cat Day is observed annually on August 8th.

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International Cat Day facts

  • According to a study from the National Institutes of Health, children under 1 year old who were exposed to a cat were less likely to develop allergies.
  • According to a study from the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine, 41% of respondents said they slept better because of their pet.
  • The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) reports that cats are the most popular pets in the country, with approximately 8.8 million cats living in Canadian households.
  • Canada has a significant feral cat population, with estimates suggesting there are at least 1.4 million feral cats in the country.

Top things to do in Canada for International Cat Day

  • Check out upcoming events and programs. International Cat Day hosts events to help cat lovers celebrate and learn more about cats.
  • Spend time with your feline friends today. Buy them a new toy, let them try some new catnip, show them that you care.
  • Participate in a local cat adoption event. Many animal shelters and rescue organizations host adoption events on International Cat Day to help find homes for cats in need.
  • Visit a cat café. There are cat cafes in almost every major city in Canada, where you can cuddle and play with adoptable cats while enjoying a coffee or snack.

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