Global Cat Day is Oct. 16 – a day for people around the world to stand up for policies that protect all cats in their communities and to commemorate all the many cats that need a home, to encourage cat adoption, and to celebrate our love for kitties of all kinds!
Global Cat Day evolved from National Feral Cat Day®, which Alley Cat Allies created on its 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about community cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.
Because compassion knows no borders, international participation in National Feral Cat Day grew each year, reaching more than 40 countries, from Australia to the United Kingdom, Belgium to Brazil, Saudi Arabia to South Africa and many more.
There are so many ways to love and help cats. You can advocate to help make sure the cats in your community are protected with humane policies, adopt or foster a cat from your local shelter, carry out TNR, and more!
Consider organizing your own event and registering that event with Alley Cat Allies. You can host workshops, cat food drives, or any number of things to help the cause.
Follow all the excitement for Global Cat Day on social media with the #GlobalCatDay hashtag and explore and share the stories of the unsung heroes of cats. How you celebrate is up to you. >^..^<