Cat Themed Official Days – January to December 2020

January 2020

  • 2nd January – Happy Mew Years Day
  • 2nd January – National Pet Safety Travel Day (US)
  • 14th January – National Dress Up Your Cat Day (US)
  • 22nd January – Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • 24th January – Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month (US)

February 2020

  • 4th February – World Cancer Day
  • 14th February – Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • 18th – 24th February – National Drink Wine With Your Cat Week (US)
  • 20th February – National Love Your Pet Day (US)
  • 25th February – World Spay Day
  • 29th February – Rare Diseases Day
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month (US)
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

March 2020

  • 8th March to 14th March – World Glaucoma Week
  • 12th March – World Kidney Day
  • 13th March – World Sleep Day
  • 20th March – World Oral Health Day
  • 28th March – Respect Your Cat Day
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week (first week in March)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (third week in March)
  • Melanoma March (Australia)

April 2020

  • 1st April to 7th April – International Pooper Scooper Week
  • 4th April – World Stray Animals Day
  • 6th April – National Siamese Cat Day (US)
  • 7th April – World Health Day
  • 11th April – National Pet Day (US)
  • 17th April – World Hemophilia Day
  • 18th April – Pet Owners Day
  • 19th April – World Liver Day
  • 24th April – Hairball Awareness Day
  • 26th April – National Pets and Kids Day (US)
  • 27th April – World Veterinary Day
  • April 28 – National Pet Parents Day (US)
  • 30th April – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (US)
  • 30th April – National Tabby Day (US)
  • National Pet Month (US)
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPCA)
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month (US)
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (US)
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month

May 2020

  • 2nd May – World Asthma Day
  • 5th to 11th May – Be Kind to Animals Week
  • 11th May – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • 17th May – World Hypertension Day
  • 20th to 26th May – National Volunteer Week (US)
  • Thyroid Awareness Month (Australia)
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Food Allergy Action Month
  • National Pet Month (US)

June 2020

  • June 1 to 7 -Pet Appreciation Week
  • 4th June – World Hug Your Cat Day
  • 9th June – World Pet Memorial Day
  • 22th June – Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • 19th June – National Garfield the Cat Day
  • 24th June – Cat World Domination Day
  • Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Microchipping Month (US)
  • Cataract Awareness Month

July 2020

  • 5th July – National Pet Remembrance Day (UK)
  • 6th July – World Zoonoses Day
  • 14th to 20th July – National Diabetes Week (Australia)
  • 12th July – National Different Coloured Eyes Day (US)
  • 15th July – National Pet Fire Safety Day (US)
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month (US)
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month (US)

August 2020

  • 8th August – World Cat Day
  • 15th August – Check the Chip Day
  • 17th August – National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • 17th August – International Homeless Animals Day
  • 22nd August – National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • 28th August – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • National Immunization Awareness Month – (US)

September 2020

  • 1st September – Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • 13th September – National Pet Memorial Day (US)
  • 16th September to 22nd September – Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
  • 23rd to 29th September – National Eye Health Week (US)
  • 25th September – International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • 27th September – World Deaf Day
  • 28th September – World Rabies Day
  • 29th September – World Heart Day
  • 29th September – Beckoning Cat Day
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • National Pet Memorial Month (US)
  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month

October 2020

  • 1st October – CATober – Universal birthday of shelter cats
  • 4th October – World Animal Day
  • 4th to 10th October – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US)
  • 11th October – World Obesity Day
  • 13th to 19th October – National Veterinary Technicians Week (US)
  • 16th October – National Feral Cat Day (US)
  • 27th October – National Black Cat Day (US)
  • 29th October – National Cat Day (US)
  • Breast (Mammary Gland) Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month (US)
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month (US)

November 2020

  • First week of November – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US)
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Senior Pet Month (US)
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • 17th November – National Black Cat Day (Italy)

December 2020

  • 5th December – International Volunteer Day
  • 10th December – International Animal Rights Day
  • 15th December – Cat Herders Day
  • Cat Lover’s Month




Julia Wilson is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. She enjoys photography, gardening and running in her spare time. Full author bio Contact Julia