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Check out our complete list of 2022 Cat Holidays


Want a complete list of 2022 cat holidays?

Then go no further. Check out our complete list of 2022 cat holidays.

Did you know there is a cat holiday for just about everything cat? Check out our Complete List of 2022 Cat Holidays in this post.

National Cat Day on Oct. 29,

This comprehensive list of 2022 cat holidays includes well-known celebrations like


National Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17

February’s Feline Fix by Five Appreciation Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month (September),

Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month (June)

And Happy Cat Month (September).

This list serves as a great guide for writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers, or event planners that are looking for a way to gain attention in a fun way. We encourage you to bookmark this list and keep it handy, for your reference all year long.

We’ll be bringing you the 2023 cat holiday list later this year.

We’ve even included a few days for our dog-loving friends.

While most of these holidays appear on National Today, some of them are not included on the National Calendar of pet holidays as they are specific to their particular organization.

Complete list of 2022 Pet (Mostly Cat) Holidays

January 2022 Cat Holidays

Walk Your Pet Month

January 1, New Year’s Day

January 2, Happy Mew Year for Cats Day    

January 2, National Pet Safety Travel Day

January 6, National Cuddle Up Day

January 12, Kiss a Ginger Cat Day

January 14, National Dress up Your Pet Day    

January 17, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 22, Answer Your Cat Question Day

January 25, National Plan for Vacation Day (last Tuesday of January)

January 28, National Fun At Work Day

February 2022 Cat Holidays

Beat the Heat Month

Feline Fix by Five Awareness Month

National Cat Health Month

Spay\/Neuter Awareness Month (Humane Society of the United States)

Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

National Prevent a Litter Month  

February 1, Chinese New Year

February 2, Groundhog Day   

February 13, Super Bowl Sunday

February 13, Kitten Bowl VIII (Hallmark Channel) (

February 13, Cat intine Day (not official, yet)

February 14, Valentine’s Day

February 14, Pet Theft Awareness Day    

February 20, Love Your Pet Day

February 20-26, National Justice for Animals Week

February 21, President’s Day (third Monday of February)

February 22, World Spay Day (Annual campaign Humane Society International and Humane Society of the US)

February 22, Spay USA Day (last Tuesday of February)

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March 2022 Cat Holidays

National Pet Poison Prevention Month

March 1, Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

March 2, Ash Wednesday

March 3, If Cats Had Thumbs Day 

March 6 -12, Professional Pet Sitters Week (28th annual celebration) (first full week in March)

March 13, Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, St. Gertrude of Nivelles Day (“The Cat Lady of the Catholic Church”)

March 20, First Day of Spring

March 20-26, National Poison Prevention Week (third full week in March)

March 23, Cuddly Kitten Day

March 28, Respect Your Cat Day

March 30, Take a Walk in the Park Day

April 2022 Cat Holidays

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month    

Prevention to Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPCA)  

Celebrate Diversity Month

National Pet Month – UK

April 1, April Fool’s Day                                                                     

April 4, World Stray Animal Day

April 6, National Siamese Cat Day

April 7, World Health Day

April 10-16, Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week of April)

April 11, National Pet Day   

April 11, Celebrate Shelter Pets Day  

April 15, Tax Day

April 16, National Wear Your Pajamas to Workday    

April 17, Easter

April 17-23, National Pet ID Week    

April 17-23, Animal Cruelty\/Human Violence Awareness Week (Humane Society of the US – third week in April)

April 17-23,  Veterinary Receptionist Week

April 18, Pet Owners Independence Day   

April 19, National Cat Lady Day

April 19, Pet Owners Day

April 22, Earth Day

April 24, National Pet Parent Day (last Sunday in April)

April 15 – 22, Passover

April 26, National Kids & Pets Day

April 29, Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday in April)   

 April 30, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30, National Therapy Animal Day

April 30, World Veterinary Day (last Saturday in April. World Veterinary Association) 

April 30, National Tabby Day

May 2022 Cat Holidays

Pet Cancer Awareness Month – (also celebrated in November)

Chip Your Pet Month     

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month     

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Foster Care Month

National Pet Month

Pet Sitter Safety Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

May 1-7, American Humane Be Kind to Animals Week (celebrated since 1915, always first full week of May) 

May 1-7, National Pet Week (American Veterinary Medical Association – first full week in May) 

May 7, National Tourism Day

May 2-8, National Air Quality Awareness Week

May 3, National Specially-abled Pets Day

May 5, Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de Meow Day

May 8, Mother’s Day

May 14, National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (second Saturday in May)

May 27, National Road Trip Day

May 30, Memorial Day    

June 2022 Cat Holidays

Adopt-a-Cat Month (American Humane Association)

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month (ASPCA) (Also marks the height of kitten season)

National Pet Preparedness Month (Timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster including making plans for what you would do with your cat in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disasters)    

National Foster a Pet Month

National Microchipping Month

Pride Month

 June 4, Hug Your Cat Day

June 5-11 Pet Appreciation Week (first week in June)

June 8, Best Friends Day

June 14, World Pet Memorial Day (second Saturday in June)

June 12-18, Animal Rights Awareness Week (third week in June)

June 14, Flag Day  

June 19, National Garfield the Cat Day

June 19. Juneteenth

June 19, Father’s Day

June 20, Take Your Cat to Work Day

June 20–24, Take Your Pet to Work Week

June 21, First Day of Summer

June 25, Cat World Domination Day

June 29, World Day Against the Abandonment of Domestic Animals

July 2022 Cat Holidays

National Lost Pet Prevention Month (Learn how to keep your pets from becoming lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub)

National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

July 1, ID Your Pet Day

July 4, Independence Day

July 5, National Pet Remembrance Day

July 6, International Kissing Day

July 10, National Kitten Day

July 11, All-American Pet Photo Day

July 15, National Pet Fire Safety Day (sponsored by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club (AKC)

July 21, National Craft for your Local Shelters Day

July 24, National Parents Day (fourth Sunday in July)

July 31, National Mutt Day (also celebrated Dec. 2, 2022)

August 2022 Cat Holidays

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Wellness Month

Itchy Pet Awareness Month

Rawgust (celebrating raw feeding for pets)

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 20, International Homeless Animals Day (Third Saturday in August)

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   

September 2022 Cat Holidays

Happy Cat Month (established by the CATalyst Council)

National Disaster Preparedness Month (lead by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps, and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Visit and for more info) 

Animal Pain Awareness Month

National Pet Insurance Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Pet Sitter Education Month

September 1, Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

September 5, Labor Day

September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11, Patriot Day

September 12, National Pet Memorial Day (established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC) – second Sunday in September)  

September 13, Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day (a day dedicated to the issue of pet birth defects including information on identification, prevention and treatment)

September 19, National Meow Like a Pirate Day

September 19-25, Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week (third week in September)

September 19-24, National Deaf Pet Awareness Week   

September 20-26, Animal Welfare Week

September 25-27, Rosh Hashanah begins

September 22, First Day of Fall    

September 22, Remember Me Thursday (fourth Thursday of September)

September 23, Dogs in Politics Day

September 25, World’s Largest Pet Walk

September 27, World Tourism Day

September 28, World Rabies Day (sponsored by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control)

October 2022 Cat Holidays

National Animal Safety and Protection Month      

National Book Month

National Pet Wellness Month    

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2-8, Animal Welfare Week (first week of October, starting on Sunday)

October 4, World Animal Day & World Pet Day

October 4, Feast of St Francis of Assisi (The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be blessed)

October 4-5, Yom Kippur

October 12, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day   

October 16-22, National Veterinary Technician Week (sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America)   October 15-21, 2023 October 13-19, 2024

October 16, National Feral Cat Day

October 16, Global Cat Day (previously Feral Cat Day, Alley Cat Allies)

October 14, Vet Nurse’s Day – (celebrated the second Friday in October)

October. 21, National Pets for Veterans Day

October 21, Cure4Cats Day (Winn Feline Foundation)

October 27, National Black Cat Day in the UK

October. 28, Plush Animal Lovers’ Day (perfect day to buy your pet a new squeaky toy)

October 29, National Cat Day    

October 31, Halloween    

November 2022 Cat Holidays

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Senior Pet Month  

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Pet Diabetes Month

National Pet Awareness Month

November 1, National Cook for Your Pets Day

November 6-12, National Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week (sponsored by the Humane Society of the US – first full week of November)    

November 6, Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 8, Election Day

November 11, Veterans Day

November 14 – 20, Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week (celebrated annually during the second full week in November, to honor relationships between pets and their humans)

November 14-20, Antibiotics Awareness Week

November 15, National Philanthropy Day

November 17, National Take a Hike Day   

November 17, National Black Cat Day  (also celebrated on Aug. 17)

November 19, National Adoption Day (celebrated the Saturday before Thanksgiving)

November 24, Thanksgiving    

November 25, Black Friday    

November 28, Cyber Monday    

November 29, Giving Tuesday 

December 2022 Cat Holidays

National Cat Lovers’ Month

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December 5, Volunteer Day

December 5, Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

December 9, International Day of Veterinary Medicine

December 15, National Cat Herder’s Day

December 18-26, Hanukkah

December 21, First Day of Winter

December 25, Christmas

December 26, – January 1 Kwanzaa (A celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture)

December 31, New Year’s Eve

Cat dividing line on August Cat Holidays

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