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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)

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    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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    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.


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