Global Cat Day, October 16th recognizes the need to adopt and foster cats around the world. They say dogs are man’s best friend. That may be true, but it’s very likely cats are tied for first place in the informal and unscientific “Best Friend” category. Ever since Alley Cat Allies, a cat advocacy group, started what was then known as Feral Cat Day in 2011, people the world over have been inspired to share information and stories about our fuzzy feline friends. Global Cat Day, which takes place each October 16, is designed to remind us all that educating, engaging, and empowering people to defend and protect cats is the right thing to do. How to Observe Global Cat Day
Have your cat spayed or neutered
When it comes to cat advocacy, one of the best things we can do is to spay or neuter our cats and to encourage others to do the same. Not only does this reduce the number of so-called "nuisance" cats, it can also protect them from certain diseases and prevent them from wandering off to find a mate.
Spread the news
Alley Cat Allies, the advocacy group that started Global Cat Day, recommends that supporters sign their pledge and then share it with friends, family, and social media followers. That type of word-of-mouth advocacy is likely to reach the world's legislators, who can take positive action to protect cats.
Organize your own event in honor of Global Cat Day, hosting adoptions, foster workshops, spending time with cats at shelters or rescues, promote cat food/toy/ bed drives, create outdoor protective shelters for cats living outdoors or any number of things to help the cause. Post information courtesy of National Day Calendar. #animalrescue #adoptdontshop #animals #cats #rescue #animallovers #pet #animal #catsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #animalshelter #catrescue #rescuecat #cat #saveanimals #sanctuary #compassion #adopt #of #fosteringsaveslives #crueltyfree #allaboutcats #purrs