Cat Holidays & Awareness Days Throughout Each Year

by Monika
Cat Holidays And Special Occasions

I love that the human race loves and respects cats so much that we have so many cat holidays lined up every year to celebrate felines that bring joy to our lives or to bring awareness for all the different causes that should improve the lives of our furry friends.

Here’s a list of holidays and months dedicated to our kitties or pets in general! I only included the dates that stay the same every year so this list will stay relevant for years to come!


  • January 2: Happy Mew Year Day For Cats
  • January 6: National Cuddle Up Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day


  • National Cat Health Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day


  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 17: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day – patron saint of cats
  • March 28: Respect Your Cat Day


  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month – ASPCA
  • National Pet Month (UK)
  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
  • April 28: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: National Tabby Day


  • National Pet Month (US)
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day


  • Adopt-a-Cat Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
  • National Microchip Month
  • National Pet Disaster Preparedness Month
  • June 4: International Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 9: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 11: Just One Day (a national “No Kill” day in pet shelters)


  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • Pet Hydration Month
  • July 5: Pet Remembrance Day
  • July 10: National Kitten Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters


  • National Immunization Month
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


  • National Pet Memorial Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day


  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 9: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 16: Global Cat Day
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day


  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • National Pet Diabetes Month
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pet Awareness Month
  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 17: National Black Cat Day


  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • December 10: International Animal Rights Day
  • December 15: Cat Herders Day

What’s your favorite cat holiday? Let me know in the comments!

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