Today is World Cat Day! This day celebrates our furry felines and the joy they bring to our lives. The holiday was founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) along with other animal rights groups.
People have owned cats as pets for over 9,500 years, and they are currently the most popular pet in the world! Despite being somewhat solitary creatures, cats are a very social species and make wonderful companions for young and old alike.
As a pet, a cat can really add a lot to your household. It's been reported that cat ownership may improve mental health, provide emotional support, and alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness. No prescription needed!
Today, give your feline friend some extra attention, or consider adopting a new four-legged member of the family from a local animal shelter!