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National Kitten Day
July 10 is National Kitten Day. Little kittens have long and easily won the hearts of millions of people. They have been beloved pets for thousands of years, but on this day it is important to be reminded that many of them are abandoned on the streets or in shelters. It is important to remember the importance of spaying cats, which is vital for their health and to reduce the number of stray animals.
The holiday was founded by pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige. National Kitten Day is designed to encourage the adoption of kittens from shelters and to celebrate the joy that kittens bring to our lives. According to scientists, cats have been living next to people for more than 12 thousand years, but they were domesticated about 8 thousand years ago. Videos of little kittens are touching Internet users, but despite this, they continue to be abandoned on the side of the road, in the wild, or left on the doorstep of shelters. Most often this happens due to the fact that an unneutered domestic cat “suddenly” gives birth to kittens, and her owners are not ready to take responsibility for this. So that newborn kittens are not destitute, it is better to take care of the sterilization of the cat in advance before letting it out into the street.
On the occasion of the holiday, let us recall the following facts related to cats:
- 9000-4000 BC African wild cats enter the dwellings of people living in ancient Egypt to search for food;
- 1000 BC domestic cats begin to be secretly sold around the world;
- in 1914-1918, cats perform an important mission during the First World War;
- in 1927, the Cats Protection organization was formed to educate people on the proper care of their cats.
How to celebrate
The best celebration of National Kitten Day would be to adopt a kitten from a shelter, but you should not do this spontaneously without thinking about the decision and without preparing. Kittens are not only fun and joy, but also a great responsibility. You can volunteer to help kittens at the ASPCA, because it is through contact with people that wild animals are suitable for adoption. You can schedule a delivery of kittens using Uber, where one of the pets can be left to live in your home.
When is National Kitten Day celebrated in 2022?
National Kitten Day is observed on July 10 each year.