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Top 10 Things YOU Should Know About National Feral Cat Day®

The big day is coming! Here are a few facts to help you become a National Feral Cat Day® expert.

  1. It’s on October 16 every year.
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    Because, let’s face it, cats rule October. (And that’s when we were incorporated.)
  2. Every year there’s a new theme, and new gear!
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    You can pick up this year’s gear in our National Feral Cat Day® shop.
  3. Alley Cat Allies started National Feral Cat Day® in 2001
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    That was the 10th anniversary of when Alley Cat Allies was founded, and this is one of the cats to thank for it! Becky Robinson spotted a cat in an alley in Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood… and the rest is history.
  4. Even though it’s National FERAL Cat Day, it’s really about ALL cats
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    Raising awareness for issues that impact community cats, like life-saving policies for cats in shelters, helps all cats.
  5. Even though it’s NATIONAL Feral Cat Day, you can take part where ever you are in the world!
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    Because loving cats knows no boundaries.
  6. It’s mainstream!
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    We’ve gotten shout outs on NBC, CBS, and Conan. It was even an answer on Jeopardy! (“I’ll take “greatest cat celebrations for all time” for 800, Alex.”)
  7. Over a thousand events have been held in honor of National Feral Cat Day®
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    From bake sales, to spay/neuter clinics, and beyond! The only limit to the kind of event you can hold for National Feral Cat Day® is your imagination.
  8. All kinds of different people celebrate…
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    Little kids, big kids, men, women—the only requirement for participating in National Feral Cat Day® is believing all cats deserve protection.
  9. …including some familiar faces!
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    Thanks to our celebrity allies like Jackson Galaxy, who help share the message to protect cats.
    Watch Jackson’s National Feral Cat Day® PSA!
  10. SO MANY cats get helped.
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    Every National Feral Cat Day® celebration helps educate and raise awareness, which helps all cats!

Join the celebration! Register your event for National Feral Cat Day today.