International Cat Day is celebrated around the world to raise awareness of cats, their needs and to celebrate their unique personalities. The day is also an opportunity to promote cat adoption, spaying/neutering, and responsible pet ownership. International Cat Day was first celebrated in 2002 and was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The day has grown in popularity worldwide and now encourages cat lovers to share photos, stories and promote feline welfare on social media using the hashtag #InternationalCatDay.
In South Africa, International Cat Day is celebrated by various animal shelters, rescue organizations, and cat lovers who use the day to highlight the importance of caring for cats and addressing feline welfare issues. This day also emphasizes the bond between humans and cats and encourages responsible pet ownership in the country. South Africa is home to large numbers of cats and has a growing number of animal rescue organizations and shelters that work to protect and care for felines in need. International Cat Day is observed annually on August 8th.
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