International Rescue Cat Day

March 2nd of each year is observed as International Rescue Cat Day. This day encourages people to save a local shelter cat. All a person has to do is visit their local pet adoption agency, fill out the necessary paperwork, and maybe pay a small processing fee.

This holiday was created because approximately 3.2 million cats end up in shelters every year, and thousands are euthanized for no other reason than there isn’t enough space for them. That’s why people looking to make a difference should take the time to give one of these cats a good home.

The History of International Rescue Cat Day

In 1867, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, also known as the ASPCA, was founded by Henry Bergh. It was the very first humane association for animals that had an initiative that all animals were due better treatment and respect under the law.

Over the years, this organization has played a vital role in passing legislation that saves millions of animals. They created this holiday to help spread the word about their organization and the plight of millions of cats across the United States.

Observing International Rescue Cat Day

There are a variety of ways to observe this holiday. First and foremost, people can go to their local animal shelter and adopt a pet cat. However, they should only do this if they can provide the cat with a loving home.

If they can’t, they should find other ways to observe this holiday. For example, they could volunteer at a local animal shelter or help a lost cat reunite with its original owner. People can also help by spreading the word about this holiday using the hashtag #InternationalRescueCatDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 2 Saturday
Next year (2025)
March 2 Sunday
Last year (2023)
March 2 Thursday