International Cat Day

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2024 Date8 August 2024
2025 Date8 August 2025

International Cat Day

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International Cat Day is a day dedicated to celebrating cats and promoting their welfare globally. This day aims to create awareness about the needs and demands of cats and promote their well-being in our society. International Cat Day in India offers an opportunity to change society's negative perception of cats and acknowledge their roles as companions and community caretakers. The event also encourages us to keep an eye on the population of wild cats and work to conserve their natural habitats.

The history of International Cat Day dates back to 2002, which was initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in collaboration with other animal welfare organizations. The day aims to promote responsible pet ownership, educate the public about their feline companions' behavior, and create empathy for these majestic creatures.

International Cat Day is celebrated annually on August 8th, encouraging people to take care of their feline friends and promote adoption from local organizations. The day involves sharing photographs of cats on social media platforms and educating people about the significance of ensuring the well-being of these animals.

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.
  • Indian folklore often portrays cats as clever and cunning creatures, symbolizing female power, mysticism, and sensuality.
  • India is home to several endangered big cat species, including the Bengal tiger, Asiatic lion, Indian leopard, and snow leopard.

Top things to do in India 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.
  • Consider checking out the Thane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) in Thane, near Mumbai. They have a cat sanctuary where you can observe and interact with several feline friends.
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or NGO, such as the PFA (People for Animals), Blue Cross, and World for All. You can visit their centres and volunteer to feed, play with or take care of the cats.

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