Wednesday, October 28, 2009

National Cat Day Oct 29

National Cat Day
October 29

October 29 is National Cat Day, a day to celebrate cats for their unconditional love and companionship, and to rescue those cats in need. More cats than dogs are euthanized every year, mostly because they usually arrive at shelters without any owner identification. The Animal Miracle Network estimates that approximately 4 million cats enter shelters every year, and 1 to 2 million of them are euthanized.

The primary goal of National Cat Day is to increase animal shelter adoptions of cats nationwide on October 29. This will be the first year that the Animal Miracle Network attempts to track the numbers for cats, but similar National Dog Day initiatives in the past have exceeded the goal by more than 12,000 dogs. Read more at Petcentric.

If you're able to add a cat to your family, please visit your local animal shelter or check Petfinder.. Can't adopt? Consider fostering a cat while it waits for it's forever home, or volunteering at your local shelter or rescue.

Skeeter and Isabel join me in wishing you a happy National Cat Day!
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