Lifestyle writer Colleen Paige has taken credit for establishing National Cat Day in 2005. Her stated mission: “To help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.”
What will you do to honor cats this year? There are oh, so many ways starting with giving your cat a special treat—a luxurious massage, more time on your lap, her favorite meal, a new toy.
You might take a lonely friend to a shelter and encourage him or her to adopt a homeless cat. Donate to a shelter—either cat food your cat won’t eat, toys, beds, blankets, or cash.
Volunteer at a shelter. There’s always work to be done and cats to socialize.
Write a blog post or facebook post on some aspect of cats or a story about your cat.
There are so many people now rescuing and caring for cats, but there is so much more that you can do. Here’s a huge one: If you haven’t spayed or neutered your cats—do so NOW