International Cat Day 2019 Date: History And Significance of the Day That Celebrates Felines
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International Cat Day is observed on August 8 every year since 2002. Created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the day is also referred to as World Cat Day in some countries. The day is to raise awareness about cats and the need to protect them. On this day, people take to social media with pictures and videos of their felines. Cat lovers also talk about their love for cats and the issues the animals face on a day-to-day basis. International Cat Day 2019: Funny Cat Videos of Cute Kittens That You GOT to See Right Meow!

Although with the creation of International Cat Day, most countries observe it on August 8, Russia observes National Cat Day on March 1 and the United States celebrates the day on October 29. Cat videos are one of the most-watched content on social media. Cute photos and clips of cats in their natural habitat often go viral on the internet. Pet lovers also share videos of their cats which often grabs the attention of cat lovers. Choosing Cat Food? Here's What to Keep in Mind For Your Feline's Nutrition.

Ancient Egyptians who lived 4,000 years ago were the first civilisation to domesticate these four-legged animals. Cats were reared, as they would keep away pests and rodents thus earning the reputation as great hunters. People Are Sharing Adorable Pictures of Their Kittens Glowing Into Cats & It’s an Awesome Start to Caturday

According to the Ecology Global Network, there are about 600 million small cats in the world. There is estimated to be 100 million wild cats. People celebrate the day with the hashtag #InternationalCatDay. With cats being a major subject of memes and GIFs, Cat Day witnesses a spike in the number of funny content on cats being shared online. Animal lovers also volunteer at the cat rescue centre and spend the day by being in their company. People also donate food, blankets and other necessities to cat shelter homes. On this day, cat cafes offer various offers and discounts trying to attract more customers.