International Cat Day


Today is International Cat Day which is a celebration of all things feline. Also referred to as World Cat Day, International Cat Day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

International Cat Day is held on the 8th of August every year.

Related: Cat Themed Days

Ways to celebrate International Cat Day

Adopt a homeless cat

If you have been thinking about bringing a cat into your family, today is the day to do it. With thousands of shelter cats in desperate need of a loving home, what better time to adopt?

Help at a shelter

If now is not the right time to adopt a cat, how about helping at a shelter? That may involve spending time socialising kittens, photographing cats for websites, grooming, cleaning litter trays, fundraising.

If you can’t spare the time, donations of food, cat litter or money are always gratefully received.

Spend time with your cat

Make some time to play with and bond with your cat. Play therapy is one of the best ways to interact with a cat. It provides mental stimulation and physical exercise.

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