Cats and humans have enjoyed a (mostly) symbiotic relationship for thousands of years. Though some might argue that a cat can never be truly domesticated, these delightful fur balls have become a permanent fixture in many homes throughout the world.
Thanks to social media, cats have also experienced a surge in popularity on the Internet. They’re now a part of nearly every meme, with the mere mention of cats enough to drive any content to viral status. But the life of a cat isn’t all feather toys and funny faces.
In 2005, pet lifestyle expert and animal advocate Colleen Paige founded National Cat Day “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.”
National Cat Day is celebrated in the U.S. on October 29 of each year. The goal of National Cat Day is to facilitate the adoption of 10,000 shelter cats nationwide on this day.
If you’re in the market for a new four-legged friend, today’s holiday is the perfect chance to visit your local shelter and save a life. If not, just celebrate by sharing the unbelievable facts about felines found below.
9 Unbelieveable Facts About Felines
1. There are 95.6 million owned cats in America alone (making cats, not dogs, the most common pets in the U.S.).
Want to know more? Check the cool cat-centric posts we‘ve listed below. And be sure to leave a comment telling us how you‘ll celebrate National Cat Day!