What To Do On National Cat Day

National Cat Day

It’s October 29th, also known as National Cat Day! Today is the perfect time to adopt a feline friend or pay extra attention to your current one. Established in 2005 by Colleen Paige, this day raises awareness of the number of homeless cats in shelters. Whether you’re a dog person or cat person, you should make it your mission to help an animal homeless shelter. If you can’t adopt a cat, you can donate to foundations that help rescue animals instead. For your money to go further, make sure to donate to your local SPCA. 

Cats often get a bad reputation, they may not be as active as dogs, but they can be just as loving. And they are lower maintenance than dogs as well. All you need is some food, water, a litter box and you’re set. You don’t even have to walk them unless you want to. Most cats don’t respond well to being walked, so that’s a win for the dogs (sorry). Today, cats can be found in 34% of American households, making them the most popular house pet in the United States.

Ways You Can Help:

1. Adopt A Cat From A Shelter

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Adopt A Cat From A Local Shelter


Every year, many shelter cats are put down because they are either too old or wild to be adopted. Most people end up adopting kittens since they are young and cute. But the older cat with the funny looking ears could be just as adorable. If you and your family are able to, adopting a cat could save its life.

2. Donate To Your Local Shelter

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Donate To A Shelter, They Always Need Help

When it comes to donating, every cent counts and will help an animal. This National Cat Day you should consider giving your spare change or anything you can to help. If you’re hesitant to donate to a site, you could always perform a reverse address lookup to find a shelter near you. It’s impossible to donate to every organization, but on this day choose to benefit homeless cats.

Cat Rescues And Adoption:

3. If You Can’t Donate Money, Donate Food

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You Can Donate Cat Food Or Even Cat Grass

If you can’t donate money at this time, you could also give food and toys to local shelters. As you could imagine animal shelters are often running out of supplies for the many pets they care for. Or they can’t afford the highest quality foods. You can make a difference by donating today.

4. Buy Toys For Your Cat Too

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Any Cat Will Love Toys With Mice

Show your pet some love too! Whether it’s buying your cat a new toy or spending the afternoon with them. We’re all busy and don’t always have time to entertain our cats and dogs. Make today a priority to spend quality time playing with them. Just because cats don’t like being walked, doesn’t mean they can’t have fun.

5. Take Some Cute Cat Photos

The internet could always use more cat photos. So, why not take some cute photos of your cat this National Cat Day. Cats are notoriously difficult to dress up, so you might only get a few pictures.

Once you have the perfect pet for you, make sure they have a collar and ID tag in case they get lost. Even though animals should be appreciated every day of the year, on this specific day, show your pet how much you care for them. There are way too many animals out there who are mistreated and living in horrible living conditions. Whether you donate money to your local SPCA or raise awareness to friends, anything can help!

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Julia Larson
I love writing about music, pop culture, and ways to entertain friends and family on a budget.

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