International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.[1][2] It is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them.

International Cat Day
Observed byInternational
Date8 August
Next time8 August 2024 (2024-08-08)

In 2020 custodianship of International Cat Day passed to International Cat Care,[3] a not-for-profit British organization that has been striving to improve the health and welfare of domestic cats worldwide since 1958.

See also



  1. ^ "International Cat Day: How we help cats in Playa del Carmen - IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ Green, Treye (9 August 2014). "International Cat Day 2014: Cat Lovers Worldwide Celebrate Feline Obsession". International Business Times. IBT Media Inc. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Adopted a new cat during lockdown? Make sure your home is equipped with these products". Retrieved 10 August 2020.