National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare
Colleen Paige to help
galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued
each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life
for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.
Estimates reveal that there are approximately 4 million cats entering shelters
every year with 1-2 million being euthanized. Often cats are overlooked and
under-appreciated because they don't usually have jobs like dogs. But cats still
lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship and alert their
owner of danger.
Cats have so many puuuurrrrsonalities and there is so much to love about them!
Even if you can't adopt a cat, offer to volunteer to clean a cage or sit and
play with a cat for a while. Who knows? You may just fall in love!
Please visit your local shelter on October 29th, offering love and life by
adopting a homeless cat. For more about Colleen Paige, visit her website at