National Cat Day is held on October 29th annually to offer awareness of the need for cat adoption. The public must recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued from the humane society and match them with forever homes.
Cats In Shelters Statistics
Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.4 million are cats. Unfortunately, 1.4 million cats that are not adopted will be humanely euthanized.
Why Adopt Cats?
Cats make wonderful pets for homeowners that work late hours and for adventure seekers that are constantly on-the-go. They are independent; loving; and caring animals that play well with other companion pets and small children. Families can play with cats in the fenced-in backyard and teach them tricks just like dogs.
This fall, consider adopting a cat from a local animal shelter. Cats live 15+ years and create everlasting memories for pet owners!