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International Cat Day

Every year, August 8th marks International Cat Day. The organization was established by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002. International Cat Day is managed by the feline charity International Cat Care (Cathcart), since 2020.

With ‘#BeCatCurious: Training for Cats and their Humans’ as the theme of 2021, iCathcart will be providing free advice to help owners strengthen the bond with their feline companions.

The owners can sign up anytime between now and August 8th, 2021, to participate in International Cat Day 

What is Internation cat day?

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Humans have domesticated cats as pets since ancient times despite the fact that they descend from the African Wildcat, an animal with four legs, a tail, and claws, that hunted vermin. Human history can be traced back to ancient Egyptian culture where cats first appeared. 

Because of the Egyptians’ adoration and consideration of cats as gods, we all appear to associate cats with Egypt. During the First Dynasty, Mafdet was considered as superior to snakes, scorpions, and evil. Therefore, cats were not only deities, but also protectors. In the aftermath of Egypt’s collapse, cats became popular all over the world! 

In ancient Greece and Rome, cats were used as pest control, and cats were once owned by wealthy people in the east. It wasn’t until the 1600s that cats began to recover their reputation after being associated with superstition during the Middle Ages and being suspected of spreading disease during the Black Death of 1348, which is why there were so many cats killed during that period. 

There were cats aboard America’s colonization ships to minimize vermin and disease, which is why they flourished onshore. The cat has become one of the pop icons in modern society – we have about half a billion of them. With the help of the “IFAW,” cats have had a day of their own since 2002!

How to celebrate international cat day?

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare established International Cat Day in 2002. The new tradition of honoring our feline friends has since been adopted by many other organizations and individuals, as well as nations. Why do we celebrate International Cat Day? 

World Cat Day is an opportunity to

  •  know our furry friends by spending time with them
  •  Celebrate the special bond between humans and cats
  •  Enjoy catsnal cat day (or just have fun) by celebrating them 
  • Locally and globally, to promote cat safety and welfare

happy internatio

Cats are one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets, and International Cat Day celebrates them for a full 24 hours. IFAW and other animal rights groups organized the festivities for the first time in 2002 to celebrate the world’s most popular pet. It is believed that 500 million cats are frolicking in gardens around the world, which means that most extended families have an aunt with more kittens than their former husbands, no matter what its climate or country. The good news is that owning a cat is proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improving mental health. Having any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin, or any old stray cat to cuddle with when the rain is pouring down on you is ideal. Let your furry feline friend enjoy some catnip and a red carpet, because International Cat Day is the one day a year when cat sunglasses match your whole wardrobe and black cats bring good luck.

Every year, August 8th marks International Cat Day. The organization was established by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002. International Cat Day is managed by the feline charity International Cat Care (Cathcart), since 2020.

With ‘#BeCatCurious: Training for Cats and their Humans’ as the theme of 2021, iCathcart will be providing free advice to help owners strengthen the bond with their feline companions.

The owners can sign up anytime between now and August 8th, 2021, to participate in International Cat Day 

What is Internation cat day?

cat lover

Humans have domesticated cats as pets since ancient times despite the fact that they descend from the African Wildcat, an animal with four legs, a tail, and claws, that hunted vermin. Human history can be traced back to ancient Egyptian culture where cats first appeared. 

Because of the Egyptians’ adoration and consideration of cats as gods, we all appear to associate cats with Egypt. During the First Dynasty, Mafdet was considered as superior to snakes, scorpions, and evil. Therefore, cats were not only deities, but also protectors. In the aftermath of Egypt’s collapse, cats became popular all over the world! 

In ancient Greece and Rome, cats were used as pest control, and cats were once owned by wealthy people in the east. It wasn’t until the 1600s that cats began to recover their reputation after being associated with superstition during the Middle Ages and being suspected of spreading disease during the Black Death of 1348, which is why there were so many cats killed during that period. 

There were cats aboard America’s colonization ships to minimize vermin and disease, which is why they flourished onshore. The cat has become one of the pop icons in modern society – we have about half a billion of them. With the help of the “IFAW,” cats have had a day of their own since 2002!

How to celebrate international cat day?

cat day

The International Fund for Animal Welfare established International Cat Day in 2002. The new tradition of honoring our feline friends has since been adopted by many other organizations and individuals, as well as nations. Why do we celebrate International Cat Day? 

World Cat Day is an opportunity to

  •  know our furry friends by spending time with them
  •  Celebrate the special bond between humans and cats
  •  Enjoy catsnal cat day (or just have fun) by celebrating them 
  • Locally and globally, to promote cat safety and welfare

happy internatio

Cats are one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets, and International Cat Day celebrates them for a full 24 hours. IFAW and other animal rights groups organized the festivities for the first time in 2002 to celebrate the world’s most popular pet. It is believed that 500 million cats are frolicking in gardens around the world, which means that most extended families have an aunt with more kittens than their former husbands, no matter what its climate or country. The good news is that owning a cat is proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improving mental health. Having any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin, or any old stray cat to cuddle with when the rain is pouring down on you is ideal. Let your furry feline friend enjoy some catnip and a red carpet, because International Cat Day is the one day a year when cat sunglasses match your whole wardrobe and black cats bring good luck.

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