Throughout the year there are many holidays, some are famous and some not so.  Believe it or not there are several holidays dedicated to cats and there are others which also encompass cats. Cat lovers and enthusiasts have created some unofficial cat-related holidays and observances that are celebrated by cat owners and enthusiasts around the world. These observances often aim to promote cat adoption, raise awareness about cat welfare, and celebrate the joy that cats bring to our lives. So, in case you are wondering what they are here is a list to hang on your fridge.  Remember, your cat likes a great celebration like any other good family member, not to mention the treats that go along with it!


  • 2nd January – National Pet Safety Travel Day (US)
  • 14th January – National Dress Up Your Cat Day (US)
  • 22nd January – Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • 24th January – Change a Pet’s Life Day


  • 14th February – Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • 18th – 24th February – National Drink Wine With Your Cat Week (US)
  • 20th February – National Love Your Pet Day (US)
  • 23rd February – World Spay Day
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month (US)
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month


  • 28th March – Respect Your Cat Day
  • 7 – 13th March – Professional Pet Sitter’s Week
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month


  • 1st April to 7th April – International Pooper Scooper Week
  • 4th April – World Stray Animals Day
  • 4th April  –  NINA’S BIRTHDAY
  • 6th April – National Siamese Cat Day (US)
  • 11th April – National Pet Day (US)
  • 18th April – Pet Owners Independence Day
  • 19th April – Cat Lady Day
  • 25th April – World Veterinary Day
  • 25th April – National Pet Parents Day (US)
  • 26th April – National Pets and Kids Day (US)
  • 30th April – Hairball Awareness Day
  • 30th April – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (US)
  • 30th April –National Tabby Day(US)
  • National Pet Month (US)
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPCA)
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month (US)
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (US)


  • 2nd – 8th  May – Be Kind to Animals Week
  • 8th May – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • 18th – 24th May – National Volunteer Week (US)
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Pet Month (US)


  • 6th – 12th June –  Pet Appreciation Week
  • 4th June – World Hug Your Cat Day
  • 8th June – World Pet Memorial Day
  • 13th – 19th June – Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • 21st June – Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • 21st – 25th June – Take Your Pet to Work Week
  • 19th June – National Garfield the Cat Day
  • 24th June – Cat World Domination Day
  • Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Microchipping Month (US)
  • Cataract Awareness Month


  • 5th July – National Pet Remembrance Day (UK)
  • 6th July – World Zoonoses Day
  • 8th to 13th July – National Diabetes Week (Australia)
  • 12th July – National Different Coloured Eyes Day (US)
  • 15th July – National Pet Fire Safety Day (US)
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month (US)
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month (US)


  • 8th August – World Cat Day
  • 15th August – Check the Chip Day
  • 17th August – National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • 21st August – International Homeless Animals Day
  • 22nd August – National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • 28th August – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • 30th August – National Holistic Pet Day (US)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month – (US)


  • 1st September – Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • 13th September – National Pet Memorial Day (US)
  • 12th – 18th September – Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
  • 25th September – International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • 28th September – World Rabies Day
  • 29th September – Beckoning Cat Day
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • National Pet Memorial Month (US)
  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month


  • 1st October – CATober – Universal birthday of shelter cats
  • 4th October – World Animal Day
  • 11th – 17th October – National Veterinary Technicians Week (US)
  • 16th October – National Feral Cat Day (US)
  • 27th October – National Black Cat Day(US)
  • 29th October – National Cat Day (US)
  • National Pet Wellness Month (US)
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month (US)


  • First week of November – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US)
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Senior Pet Month (US)
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • 17th November – National Black Cat Day (Italy)


  • 5th December – International Volunteer Day
  • 10th December – International Animal Rights Day
  • 15th December – Cat Herders Day
  • Cat Lover’s Month

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Don’t Forget The Treats!





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