International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put together for the first time in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups, to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet.

An estimated 500 million cats are thought to be frolicking in neighbours’ gardens across the world, which means that most every extended family is bound to have an aunt with more kittens than former husbands, whatever the country or climate. And that’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So when it’s raining cats and dogs outside and you don’t have someone to cuddle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin or any old stray cat will do the trick.

So roll out the red carpet and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is that one day a year when black cats bring good luck and cat eye sunglasses match your entire wardrobe.

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alivia ita
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alivia ita

love me cat

Sandie cameron
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Sandie cameron

I have four cats and one just had 4 kittens love my cats x

mio
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mio

Cats is best frends, is free to go but is still stay with 🙂

Natalee
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Natalee

I have two black cats, so hoping for some good luck today. Maybe I’ll buy two lottery tickets.

Janice Saylock
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Janice Saylock

Happy Cat Day to ALL CATS and those who Love Them!!! I am Celebrating with my 10 Rescue Cats who are a Loving Important part of Our Family???
One who is Black and I consider “Lucky” everyday?

Alex Murray Jiménez
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I had a cat for 18 years as a pet.

Kim
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Kim

Cats are beautiful pets. My sister cat is gorgeous. He is wonderful company. Her other cat she had before this cat helped me with depression and stress as well as my health too.

Lorna
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Lorna

I had 4 cats..all siblings. Loved them all for 18 years. Only one left now and I love her so much I am scared of losing her some day.

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Every August 8th
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#CatDay
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