National Cat Day Date in the current year: October 29, 2016

National Cat Day National Cat Day is observed annually on October 29. It was founded by Colleen Paige, an animal welfare advocate, and is supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

National Cat day was first observed in 2005. This holiday focuses on raising public awareness about the number of cats that need to be adopted. It also encourages all the cat lovers to celebrate the companionship and unconditional love of their pets.

The National Cat Day's official website ( offers several ways to celebrate the holiday. If you don't have a cat yet, you can adopt one from your local cat rescue or shelter. And if you already are a proud cat owner, you still can adopt: the more the merrier! You can also support animal welfare organizations by donating money, food, blankets, toys or volunteering.

On this day, you can buy your cat a new toy or some treats. It also is a perfect day for grooming. You can take photos of your cat and share them on Facebook and Instagram (don't forget to add #NationalCatDay) or even hire a professional photographer for a photo shoot.

If there are many cat lovers among your friends, you should throw a party and invite them all along with their cats!

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