Cat Themed Official Days – January to December 2022

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  • Every year animal lovers play a part in supporting a wide range of health and social events to help increase awareness about animal welfare, specific diseases, medical conditions.


    2 January Happy Mew Years Day
    2 January National Pet Safety Travel Day (US)
    14 January National Dress Up Your Cat Day (US)
    22 January Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
    24 January Change a Pet’s Life Day
    1-31 January Glaucoma Awareness Month
    1-31 January Thyroid Awareness Month (US)


    4 February World Cancer Day
    14 February Pet Theft Awareness Day
    17 February National Cat Day (Poland)
    17 February National Cat Day (Italy)
    18-24 February National Drink Wine With Your Cat Week (US)
    20 February Love your Pet Day
    22 February World Spay Day
    22 February National Cat Day (Japan)
    28 February Rare Diseases Day
    20 – 26 February National Justice for Animals Week
    1-28 February Pet Dental Health Month
    1-28 February National Cat Heal Month (US)
    1-28 February Responsible Pet Owners Month
    1-28 February National Prevent a Litter Month (US)
    1-28 February Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Beat the Heat Month)


    4 March World Obesity Day
    11 March World Kidney Day
    19 March World Sleep Day
    20 March World Oral Heal Day
    23 March Cuddly Kitten Day
    28 March Respect Your Cat Day
    7-13 March Professional Pet Sitter’s Week
    8-14 March World Glaucoma Week
    1-31 March Responsible Pet Owners Month
    1-31 March Melanoma March (Australia)
    1st week in March National Poison Prevention Week


    1-7 April International Pooper Scooper Week
    1-7 April National Raw Feeding Week
    4 April World Stray Animals Day
    6 April National Siamese Cat Day (US)
    7 April World Heal Day
    11 April National Pet Day (US)
    17 April World Hemophilia Day
    17-23 April Animal Cruelty and Human Violence Awareness Week
    18 April Pet Owners Independence Day
    19 April World Liver Day
    19 April Cat Lady Day
    25 April World Veterinary Day
    25 April National Pet Parents Day (US)
    26 April National Pets a Kids Day (US)
    30 April Hairball Awareness Day
    30 April National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (US)
    30 April National Tabby Day (US)
    1-30 April National Pet Month (US)
    1-30 April Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPCA)
    1-30 April NationalHeartworm Awareness Month (US)
    1-30 April National Pet Fir Aid Awareness Month (US)
    1-30 April Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    1-30 April National Pet First Aid Awareness Month


    3 May
    National Specially Abled Pets Day
    5 May World Asthma Day
    14 May National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
    1-7 May Be Kind to Animals Week
    1-7 May National Pet Week (US)
    9-15 May Food Allergy Awareness Week
    17 May World Hypertension Day
    18-24 May National Volunteer Week (US)
    1-31 May Thyroid Awareness Month (Australia)
    1-31 May Chip Your Pet Month
    1-31 May Arthritis Awareness Month
    1-31 May National Pet Month (US)
    1-31 May National Foster Carers Month
    1-31 May Pet Cancer Awareness Month


    4 June World Hug Your Cat Day
    5-11 June Pet Appreciation Week
    8 June World Pet Memorial Day
    19 June National Garfield the Cat Day
    20 June Take Your Cat to Work Day
    20-24 June Take Your Pet to Work Week
    20-26 June Animal Rights Awareness Week
    24 June Cat World Domination Day
    1-30 June Adopt a Cat Month
    1-30 June National Microchipping Month (US)
    1-30 June Cataract Awareness Month


    1 July ID Your Pet Day
    5 July National Pet Remembrance Day (UK)
    6 July World Zoonoses Day
    10 July National Kitten Day (US)
    11 July All-American Pet Photo Day
    11-17 July National Diabetes Week (Auralia)
    12 July National Different Coloured Eyes Day (US)
    15 July National Pet Fire Safety Day (US)
    16 July Feline Leukemia Day
    17-23 July National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
    1-31 July National Lost Pet Prevention Month (US)
    1-31 July National Pet Hydration Awareness Month (US)


    6 August Fresh Breath Day
    8 August World Cat Day
    15 August Check the Chip Day
    17 August National Black Cat Appreciation Day (US)
    20 August International Homeless Animals Day
    20 August Clear the Shelters Day
    22 August National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day (US)
    28 August Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
    30 August National Holistic Pet Day (US)
    1-31 August National Immunisation Awareness Month (US)


    1September Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
    11 September National Pet Memorial Day (US)
    13 September Pet Birth Defects Awareness Day
    19 September
    National Meow Like a Pirate Day (US)
    18-24 September Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
    20 September Love Your Pet Day
    22 September Remember Me Thursday (brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and those who never got a second chance)
    25 September International Ataxia Awareness Day
    25 September World Deaf Day
    28 September World Rabies Day
    29 September World Heart Day
    29 September Beckoning Cat Day
    1-30 September Pet Sitter Education Month
    1-30 September National Pet Memorial Month (US)
    1-30 September Happy Healthy Cat Month
    1-30 September Animal Pain Awareness Month


    1 October CATober – Universal birthday of shelter cats
    2-8 October Animal Welfare Week
    4 October World Animal Day
    12 October National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (US)
    14 October Vet Nurse Day
    16-22 October National Veterinary Technicians Week (US)
    16 October National Feral Cat Day (US)
    27 October National Black Cat Day (UK)
    29 October National Cat Day (US)
    30 October National Treat Your Pet Day (US)
    1-31 October Breast (Mammary Gland) Cancer Awareness Month
    1-31 October National Pet Wellness Month (US)
    1-31 October National Animal Safety and Protection Month (US)


    1 November
    National Cook for Your Pets Day (US)
    1 November International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
    6-12 November National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US)
    17 November National Black Cat Day (Italy)
    18 November National Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    (FIP) Awareness, Research and Education Day (US)
    1-31 November Adopt a Senior Pet Month
    1-31 November National Senior Pet Month (US)
    1-31 November Pet Cancer Awareness Month
    1-31 November Pet Diabetes Month


    5 December International Volunteer Day
    5 December Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
    9 December International Day of Veterinary Medicine
    10 December International Animal Rights Day
    15 December Cat Herders Day
    1-31 December National Cat Lovers Month (US)


    • Julia Wilson, 'Cat World' Founder

      Julia Wilson is the founder of Cat-World, and has researched and written over 1,000 articles about cats. She 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. Full author bio