Cat Themed Official Days – January to December 2022

Every year animal lovers play a part in supporting a wide range of health and social events to help increase awareness about animal welfare, specific diseases, medical conditions.


2 January Happy Mew Years Day
2 January National Pet Safety Travel Day (US)
14 January National Dress Up Your Cat Day (US)
22 January Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
24 January Change a Pet’s Life Day
1-31 January Glaucoma Awareness Month
1-31 January Thyroid Awareness Month (US)


4 February World Cancer Day
14 February Pet Theft Awareness Day
17 February National Cat Day (Poland)
17 February National Cat Day (Italy)
18-24 February National Drink Wine With Your Cat Week (US)
20 February Love your Pet Day
22 February World Spay Day
22 February National Cat Day (Japan)
28 February Rare Diseases Day
20 – 26 February National Justice for Animals Week
1-28 February Pet Dental Health Month
1-28 February National Cat Heal Month (US)
1-28 February Responsible Pet Owners Month
1-28 February National Prevent a Litter Month (US)
1-28 February Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Beat the Heat Month)


4 March World Obesity Day
11 March World Kidney Day
19 March World Sleep Day
20 March World Oral Heal Day
23 March Cuddly Kitten Day
28 March Respect Your Cat Day
7-13 March Professional Pet Sitter’s Week
8-14 March World Glaucoma Week
1-31 March Responsible Pet Owners Month
1-31 March Melanoma March (Australia)
1st week in March National Poison Prevention Week


1-7 April International Pooper Scooper Week
1-7 April National Raw Feeding Week
4 April World Stray Animals Day
6 April National Siamese Cat Day (US)
7 April World Heal Day
11 April National Pet Day (US)
17 April World Hemophilia Day
17-23 April Animal Cruelty and Human Violence Awareness Week
18 April Pet Owners Independence Day
19 April World Liver Day
19 April Cat Lady Day
25 April World Veterinary Day
25 April National Pet Parents Day (US)
26 April National Pets a Kids Day (US)
30 April Hairball Awareness Day
30 April National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (US)
30 April National Tabby Day (US)
1-30 April National Pet Month (US)
1-30 April Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPCA)
1-30 April NationalHeartworm Awareness Month (US)
1-30 April National Pet Fir Aid Awareness Month (US)
1-30 April Oral Cancer Awareness Month
1-30 April National Pet First Aid Awareness Month


3 May
National Specially Abled Pets Day
5 May World Asthma Day
14 May National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
1-7 May Be Kind to Animals Week
1-7 May National Pet Week (US)
9-15 May Food Allergy Awareness Week
17 May World Hypertension Day
18-24 May National Volunteer Week (US)
1-31 May Thyroid Awareness Month (Australia)
1-31 May Chip Your Pet Month
1-31 May Arthritis Awareness Month
1-31 May National Pet Month (US)
1-31 May National Foster Carers Month
1-31 May Pet Cancer Awareness Month


4 June World Hug Your Cat Day
5-11 June Pet Appreciation Week
8 June World Pet Memorial Day
19 June National Garfield the Cat Day
20 June Take Your Cat to Work Day
20-24 June Take Your Pet to Work Week
20-26 June Animal Rights Awareness Week
24 June Cat World Domination Day
1-30 June Adopt a Cat Month
1-30 June National Microchipping Month (US)
1-30 June Cataract Awareness Month


1 July ID Your Pet Day
5 July National Pet Remembrance Day (UK)
6 July World Zoonoses Day
10 July National Kitten Day (US)
11 July All-American Pet Photo Day
11-17 July National Diabetes Week (Auralia)
12 July National Different Coloured Eyes Day (US)
15 July National Pet Fire Safety Day (US)
16 July Feline Leukemia Day
17-23 July National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
1-31 July National Lost Pet Prevention Month (US)
1-31 July National Pet Hydration Awareness Month (US)


6 August Fresh Breath Day
8 August World Cat Day
15 August Check the Chip Day
17 August National Black Cat Appreciation Day (US)
20 August International Homeless Animals Day
20 August Clear the Shelters Day
22 August National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day (US)
28 August Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
30 August National Holistic Pet Day (US)
1-31 August National Immunisation Awareness Month (US)


1September Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
11 September National Pet Memorial Day (US)
13 September Pet Birth Defects Awareness Day
19 September
National Meow Like a Pirate Day (US)
18-24 September Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
20 September Love Your Pet Day
22 September Remember Me Thursday (brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and those who never got a second chance)
25 September International Ataxia Awareness Day
25 September World Deaf Day
28 September World Rabies Day
29 September World Heart Day
29 September Beckoning Cat Day
1-30 September Pet Sitter Education Month
1-30 September National Pet Memorial Month (US)
1-30 September Happy Healthy Cat Month
1-30 September Animal Pain Awareness Month


1 October CATober – Universal birthday of shelter cats
2-8 October Animal Welfare Week
4 October World Animal Day
12 October National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (US)
14 October Vet Nurse Day
16-22 October National Veterinary Technicians Week (US)
16 October National Feral Cat Day (US)
27 October National Black Cat Day (UK)
29 October National Cat Day (US)
30 October National Treat Your Pet Day (US)
1-31 October Breast (Mammary Gland) Cancer Awareness Month
1-31 October National Pet Wellness Month (US)
1-31 October National Animal Safety and Protection Month (US)


1 November
National Cook for Your Pets Day (US)
1 November International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
6-12 November National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US)
17 November National Black Cat Day (Italy)
18 November National Feline Infectious Peritonitis
(FIP) Awareness, Research and Education Day (US)
1-31 November Adopt a Senior Pet Month
1-31 November National Senior Pet Month (US)
1-31 November Pet Cancer Awareness Month
1-31 November Pet Diabetes Month


5 December International Volunteer Day
5 December Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
9 December International Day of Veterinary Medicine
10 December International Animal Rights Day
15 December Cat Herders Day
1-31 December National Cat Lovers Month (US)