Oct. 29 is National Cat Day
Spoil your fur baby a little more on National Cat Day than any other day by buying them a new toy drenched in cat nip, giving them something simply scrumptious to eat, offering LOTS more cuddling and making a donation to your local shelter in their honor.
The best way you can celebrate though is to save a life! So, if you can….ADOPT….don’t shop. Estimates reveal there are approximately four million cats entering shelters every year with one to two million being euthanized.
Often cats are overlooked and under-appreciated because they do not usually have jobs like dogs. But cats lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs, and alert their owner to danger. Many cats have been named heroes. So take that, dogs!
Ways to celebrate
* Adopt a cat from your local shelter or cat rescue.
* Make a commitment to your cat’s health and buy all natural treats and food.
* Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.
* Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to play with some cats available for adoption, clean cages and litter boxes or anything else they need help with.
* Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of kitten mills and gas chambers in your state.
* Bake some tuna cookies for your cat.
* Have a safety check of your home to make sure it’s safe for your new cat.
* Spend the day taking photos of your cat and posting them on our Facebook page.
* Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by cleaning their cat’s litter box and playing with their cat.
* Commission a custom portrait painted of your cat.
* Buy your cat a fun new toy, condo, bed or treats!
* Give your cat some fun exercise by putting up some walls shelves specifically for him/her.
* Make a window perch for your cat to lay in the sun.
* Brush your cat to eliminate excess fur and hairballs.
* Give your cat a calming massage.
* Buy your cat a collar and tag with your name and number, just in case they get outside and happen to become lost.