World Cat Day

August 8th is International Cat Day! This holiday was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002 and has been celebrated annually by animal groups and animal lovers alike ever since.

According to a 2012 statistic taken by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, over 30% of American households have a cat as a pet. Cats have been a faithful companion to humans for thousands of years, and were even worshipped by the ancient Egyptians! Unlike dogs, cats serve no economical or work purpose, and this makes the bond between cats and humans truly unique. It shows that humans and cats are tied together by an unbreakable bond that has stood the test of time.

So, whether you prefer a cat that’s sweet as a peach like Momo or sassy and independent like Maybelline, the Humane Society of El Paso is sure to have a match for you. Come on in to adopt a feline companion for International Cat Day today!