Every cat owner pretty much celebrates their cats every day. But there’s an actual holiday for us cat lovers: It’s International Cat Day! This is a day dedicated to celebrating, loving, and truly caring for our feline friends’ well-being. This year, International Cat Day is on August 8th. Since our cats are a big part of our lives, we thought of some ways you can enjoy the day. There’s an activity out there for everyone. Here are some ways to celebrate International Cat Day.
Why Celebrate International Cat Day
International Cat Day was started in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The day was created in the hopes of teaching the public about our feline friends and spreading awareness about the various things that affect them and their health. To this day, the hope of International Cat Day is to celebrate the lives of cats and continue to educate the public about them. By celebrating International Cat Day, you are showing your support and care for these innocent animals. Raising awareness and education can improve their lives and the way they are seen and treated by the public. The more knowledge, the better care for our felines. In addition to this, having a fun day of celebration with your best furry friend is a great way to show all the love you have for them. Let them know how much you appreciate them on their special day!
Spend the Day at the Local Shelter or Rescue
You don’t need a cat to celebrate and support International Cat Day. Cats in need are everywhere. One way to celebrate and give back to the community is to volunteer at your local shelter or rescue. These facilities always need help, and many stray cats would benefit from a human’s care and love. In addition to the great work you’ll be doing, you’ll be building confidence in these cats and educating the public about the felines in need. If you don’t have time for volunteer work, these facilities often have options for donations to help facilities care for their cats in need. Any help goes a long way in these facilities!
Create Play Tunnels for Your Cat
If your cat is playful and adventurous, build or buy some play tunnels. These tunnels can be used indoors or outdoors if your cat is an outdoor cat. Cat tunnels are a great form of exercise, but they can also provide a safe and cozy space to relax and escape to. Be sure to do your research to find the right play tunnel for your cat.
Buy Your Cat a Cat Tree
A nice cat tree can act as a play structure for your cat and even add some visual appeal to a room! Cat trees or towers not only provide a form of exercise, but they can also be a means of socialization. In addition to this, cat trees provide comfort, and self-care as cats use the scratching posts for kneading and clawing.
Hire a Professional Pet Photographer for a Fun Photoshoot
If you want to be a little extra, you can hire a professional pet photographer to capture the memories of the day. A professional photographer will provide a quality shot that you can frame and keep for a lifetime. If you’re on a budget, you can always make your own photoshoot and take as many selfies as your heart desires!
Have a Cat Playdate
Giving your cat some time to socialize with other cats is a great way for them to spend time with other felines. They can use this time to learn from each other and exhaust themselves instead of taking up all your time. Socialization also has positive effects on cognitive function and overall health. If your cat loves being social, then inviting some feline friends for a play date is a great way to spend International Cat Day.
How Do You Plan to Celebrate International Cat Day?
Whether you spend International Cat Day cuddling with your cat or caring for multiple cats, you will positively impact a cat’s life! Educating and inspiring others about helping cats can lead to more change improving the lives of many future cats. Even the smallest action goes a long way. Please share your day with us! Be sure to share this article with a fellow cat-lover!
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