translated from Spanish: “I thought I saw a cute kitten” Why is today international cat day?

To the envy of dogs, cats celebrate their day three times a year for these reasons:  
August 8 – It was established by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and other animal rights organizations, as August was the time of year when cats are usually in full swing of reproduction. This is why during this date, organizations seek to raise awareness of the importance and responsibility of sterilizing animals to avoid overpopulation and abandonment.

February 20 – The death of presidential cat Socks Clinton, one of the mascots of former US President Bill Clinton, who ruled from 1993 to 1997 and 1997 to 2001, is commemorated, the third-youngest president of the nation. During this time, Socks gained worldwide fame for appearing frequently in the Oval Room of the White House, earning everyone’s affection. He even had his own website and received mail from different parts of the globe.

October 29 – Established in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to draw attention to animal rights, promote feline adoptions and promote responsible possession and respect for animals.

In time of isolation and being at home, the connection and company of pets is greater and we spend with them longer than usual. During the “Cat Day” festivities, social media is filled with memes, videos and pet images that melt more than one. If we care for and promote respect for all animals, working for their welfare, and defending their rights, perhaps, it is the only way to thank them for the company and unconditional love they give us. To increase the dose of tenderness on this day, we leave you this video of kittens doing mischief.

Original source in Spanish

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