International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them.
In 2020 custodianship of International Cat Day passed to International Cat Care, a not-for-profit British organisation that has been striving to improve the health and welfare of domestic cats worldwide since 1958.
Did you know?
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of cat ownership in the world with almost half of all households (44%) having at least one cat. There is an estimated total companion cat population of 1,134,000 in New Zealand.
So, celebrate your feline friend today!
Plus, check out the Fur & Fang Cat Art Auction happening at the end of the month here.