All text and image content copyrighted by August 8 is International Cat Day — a day to celebrate one of man’s most common and ancient pets. Narrow your eyes and 'cat smile' if you want more feline affection, How a stray cat called Nala won the heart of a burly Scottish cyclist and became a social media star, intra-household relationships are far more fraught than you realised. Please check your email for further instructions. They all deserve to enjoy #HappyCat lives. Cats fit neatly into contemporary culture: they are independent-minded, able to cope on their own, and not over-clingy. In comparison, dogs can seem needy and demanding. Cats are rapidly becoming the world’s most popular pets. About International Cat Care (iCatCare) It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Of those 3.4 million, about 1.4 million of these cats will be euthanized. International Cat Day was originally created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare as a way for people to honor their feline friends and as a day to advocate for cats. Jessica Lindsay Saturday 8 Aug 2020 4:36 pm. This applies to both smaller, domestic animals - of which it is estimated there are about 600 million in the world including pets, strays, homeless and feral cats - and wild big cats like lions and tigers. They now outnumber pet dogs in the UK[1], are on track to do so in China[2], and their global population is estimated to be as high as 600 million[3]. Many shelters are actively seeking volunteers all year round. However, with agriculture there came grain surpluses, and with grain surpluses came rodents. This may sound like a lofty goal (like trying to understand women, or understand men), but there is firm science to help. LONDON -- Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. The aim is simple: make all cats happier around the world. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. It's a day for cat fans and lovers of all things feline to show their appreciation of our four-legged friends by sharing photos and videos of their pets on social media. I am the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity 'International Cat Care'. COVID-19. International Cat Day celebrates them all and the people who make their lives better. For International Cat Day 2020 a coalition of NGOs, volunteers and cat professionals will be working together to spread knowledge and build understanding of the individual needs of cats. Follow on Facebook Follow on ... Rachael Martin Saturday 8 Aug 2020 10 ... festivals and celebrations are very much the norm and International Cat Day is … When’s the last time you’ve had to learn something about someone else’s culture? Besides the International Fund for Animal Welfare, there are a number of cat charities that you can donate to. International Cat Day (or World Cat Day) is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year. The day is a full 24 hours when we can worship our … All Rights Reserved.