International Cat Day - August 8
Thu, Aug 8, 2024

International Cat Day

International Cat Day was created so that we can show even more love for our purring furry pets. The holiday is meant to remind us how much our pets need us. It draws attention to cat problems: for example, to the fact that many cats still do not have a home.


Initially, members of the cat family were domesticated to protect homes from small rodents. The Black Age of cats was the Middle Ages, when the poor things were considered unclean animals. It wasn’t until the 17th century that they regained their reputation as sweet companions of man. Century by century, humanity’s love for them has grown, and now they have more admirers than ever.

International Cat Day was established in 2002 at the initiative of the Animal Welfare Foundation.

Interesting facts

  • Cats were domesticated much later than dogs. This explains why they have retained a great deal of independence: simply not enough time has passed to fully tame them.
  • More than half of the life of the feline is spent in a dream.
  • Cats do not taste sweetness, but they often like sweets with their high fat content, which makes cats feel good.
  • The vast majority of people prefer dogs.

How to take part

Pay more attention to your beloved kitty. Although these creatures often appear to be independent, they actually need just as much affection as dogs. Comb your pet’s coat, buy them their favorite treat – only, it must be intended for animals. Take a picture of your pet and post it on social networks – your followers will definitely be happy to see it.

Help shelter cats: donate money, buy food, toys, or whatever is needed. Ask if the shelter needs volunteers. Feed street cats – just be sure to put out food and water.

When is International Cat Day celebrated in 2024?

International Cat Day is observed on August 8 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday August 8 2024
Friday August 8 2025
Saturday August 8 2026