Black Cat Awareness Month
This month has many events and activities designed to help stray cats, black cats, feral cats, homeless cats, cats on "death row" and any cat that needs our help. Here are some links to lead you to one that may interest you, support your efforts if you're an advocate or rescuer, or simply help you to educate others about the plight of cats at risk.
October is Black Cat Awareness Month (See catwisdom101.com
Oct. 16 - National Feral Cat Day - (See nationalferalcatday.org/actions/
Oct. 29 - National Cat Day (See www.nationalcatday.com
Oct. 30 - National Black Cat Day in the UK
Black Cats Tell All
As a reminder, Aug. 17 was Black Cat Appreciation Day. Now we are in Black Cat Awareness Month, and the 30th is National Black Cat Day. They deserve to get loving homes as much as any other cat, so let's help them find the love and respect they need, too.
In honor of black cats everywhere, my friend Layla has compiled a book about them to raise black cat awareness and adoption rates. You can read about it below, and you might even want to buy a book!
Here are some more pet-related holidays for the month:
World Animal Month
National Pet Wellness Month
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
1st Full Week of October: Animal Welfare Week (AVMA)
4 - World Animal Day
9 - 15 - National Veterinary Technician Week
12 - National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This is especially important to Maine Coon cat owners, who sometimes wonder how big is too big.
28 - Plush Animal Lovers Day