Siamese Cat yawning and talking about August Cat Holidays
August pet holidays include National Cat Day on Aug. 8.

August Cat Holidays

August Cat Holidays include International Cat Day, Aug. 8, National Black Cat Appreciation Day, Aug. 17, and Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, Aug. 28.

Did you know there are over 25 holidays throughout the calendar year that celebrate our feline friends, giving you a chance to celebrate their health, their personalities, and the communities they come from that, unfortunately, include a wealth of homeless kitties.

According to National Today, a comprehensive guide to all holidays, those who say “a dog is a man’s best friend” have clearly never owned a cat These sly, intelligent creatures get a rap for being cold and aloof, but those in the cat community know that their animals are just as loving and special as any.

Let’s raise awareness about the cats that don’t have homes while also showering those within our homes with a lot of love.

Here is a complete list of the August Cat Holidays.

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Wellness Month

Rawgust (celebrating raw feeding for pets)

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    August 8, International Cat Day   

    August 10, National Lazy Day

    August 15, National Check the Chip Day (AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create Check the Chip Day)

    August 17, National Black Cat Appreciation Day   

    August 21, International Homeless Animals Day

    August 22, National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day   

    August 26, National Dog Day

    August 28, Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

    August 30, National Holistic Pet Day  

    Check out our complete list of 2021 Cat Holidays.

    Cat dividing line on August Cat Holidays

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    BJ Bangs is an award-winning journalist, photographer, and communication professional who is an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including visiting cool cat places and events and writing about them.


    1. So much to celebrate this month! We will party on Black Cat Appreciation Day for sure!
      I know there are a lot of homeless cats out there as almost all of the cats we’ve had over the years have been homeless strays and/or semi-friendly ferals.


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