Did you know that cats are the only animal in the world with three days a year on the world’s agenda?
This debate has been created over the years and the new era of technologies. When you search on the Internet, either by Google or another search engine “World Cat Day” instead of clarifying the day, it can make you more confused, and this is because for many people August 8 is World Cat Day, for others it is October 29 and for others February 20. Here we explain why it is like this:
- August 8: This date was founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other animal rights groups. They founded this date as Feline Day. In addition, historically August is the month of the cat as it is the time of year when they are at the height of their fertility and they don’t stop roaming and meowing everywhere.
- October 29th: This is the best known date of the three in Europe. It was promoted by pet expert Colleen Paige with the goal of achieving 10,000 adoptions of cats that day every year (hopefully we will collaborate with some adoptions this day).
- February 20: A date that was set by Internet users after the death of Socks, the family cat of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. This little cat lived with the presidential family from 1993 to 2001. When he died he was about twenty years old and had to be put down because of the cancer he was suffering from.
Regardless of what date you choose to celebrate Cat Day (as if you were celebrating all three), the only thing that should not be forgotten is that these days are born with the purpose of raising awareness about cat care, respect for them and mobilizing for adoption versus buying animals.
What do you think if we celebrate the three?