Celebrate National Cat Day by Helping the Cats in your Community

Show the felines in your neighborhood how much you love them by marking National Cat Day with some cat-tastic festivities.

posted2 years ago

October 29th is National Cat Day, a very special day dedicated to our whiskered friends. We know you love cats (that’s why you’re here after all), but you may be asking yourself what you can do to really show your appreciation on this meow-velous occasion. In honor of the tenth anniversary of the holiday, we’re giving you The Top Ten Ways to Celebrate National Cat Day… because our furry friends lend us a paw in the fight against cancer, its only right that we return the favor.

  1. Spoil your feline friend on their special day! Watch this video and ask yourself; what have you done for your cat lately? [youtube dOzUj-49DdE]
  2. Donate to your local shelter, or even offer to volunteer your time. Remember, millions of cats are still without permanent homes!
  3. Whip up some delicious and all-natural kitty treats! http://www.petful.com/food/diy-cat-treat-recipes/
  4. Visit http://www.nationalcatday.com to shop, enter their photo contest, and learn more about the cause.
  5. Participate in trap, neuter, and spay programs. Managing the population of stray and feral cats will greatly improve the quality of life for wild felines, and has benefits the human community can reap as well. You can read about it here: http://pets.webmd.com/cats/helping-stray-and-feral-cats
  6. Write to your local representative, encouraging them to support legislation ending kitten mills. Find out about this ongoing problem in the animal community, and how you can use your voice to help here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/combating-puppy-and-kitten-mills-through-local-legislation
  7. Educate yourself and others about the importance of not declawing cats. Many misconceptions surround this once common practice. Read all about the truth of the matter here: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/declawing.html
  8. Help feral cats make it through the winter by providing shelter during the frigid winter months. It’s cheap, easy, and can be a great neighborhood project! Discover how you can get started here: http://www.petmd.com/cat/seasonal/evr_ct_feral_cats_winter
  9. Keep clicking around CatsvsCancer.org and tell a friend about us! We’re on our way to making cats synonymous with the fight against cancer… just one more reason cats rule!
  10. Adopt a cat! Give a deserving kitty a home, and enjoy the love and companionship you get in return!

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