Cat Themed Official Days – January to December 2021

Last Updated on March 18, 2021 by Julia Wilson

January 2021

  • 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 2021

  • 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)
  • 23rd February – World Spay Day
  • 28th 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 2021

  • 4th March – World Obesity Day
  • 11th March – World Kidney Day
  • 19th March – World Sleep Day
  • 20th March – World Oral Health Day
  • 28th March – Respect Your Cat Day
  • 7 – 13th March – Professional Pet Sitter’s Week
  • 8th March to 14th March – World Glaucoma Week
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • National Poison Prevention Week (third week in March)
  • Melanoma March (Australia)

April 2021

  • 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 Independence Day
  • 19th April – World Liver Day
  • 19th April – Cat Lady Day
  • 25th April – World Veterinary Day
  • 25th April – National Pet Parents Day (US)
  • 26th April – National Pets and Kids Day (US)
  • 30th April – Hairball Awareness Day
  • 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 2021

  • 5th May – World Asthma Day
  • 2nd – 8th  May – Be Kind to Animals Week
  • 8th May – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • 12th – 18th May – Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • 17th May – World Hypertension Day
  • 18th – 24th May – National Volunteer Week (US)
  • Thyroid Awareness Month (Australia)
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month (US)

June 2021

  • 6th – 12th June –  Pet Appreciation Week
  • 4th June – World Hug Your Cat Day
  • 8th June – World Pet Memorial Day
  • 13th – 19th June – Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • 21st June – Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • 21st – 25th June – Take Your Pet to Work Week
  • 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 2021

  • 5th July – National Pet Remembrance Day (UK)
  • 6th July – World Zoonoses Day
  • 8th to 13th 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 2021

  • 8th August – World Cat Day
  • 15th August – Check the Chip Day
  • 17th August – National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • 21st August – International Homeless Animals Day
  • 22nd August – National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • 28th August – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • 30th August – National Holistic Pet Day (US)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month – (US)

September 2021

  • 1st September – Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • 13th September – National Pet Memorial Day (US)
  • 12th – 18th September – Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
  • 21st to 26th September – National Eye Health Week (US)
  • 25th September – International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • 26th 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 2021

  • 1st October – CATober – Universal birthday of shelter cats
  • 4th October – World Animal Day
  • 11th – 17th 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 2021

  • First week of November – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US)
  • 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 2021

  • 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