Although many claim a dog to be man's best friend, a cat can be just as great a pet as the hound. Today is International Cat Day, a day to celebrate cats all around the world, whether they are a Tabby, Calico or Manx.
In 2002, World Cat Day was launched. Each year on Aug. 8, the annual event brings awareness and information about how cats give both love and companionship to their owners (of course, also a warm feeling – and laziness – in the home).
Many pet organizations are encouraging cat lovers everywhere to take part in any way they can. HighPaw.com published a list of what people can do to mark this special occasion, including making a donation to a pet charity, upload photos of their cat(s) on any social media platform, publish a YouTube video and spread the word around.
Are you in the Toronto area and looking to bring a cat into your home? To mark World Cat Day, the City of Toronto’s Animal Services is offering a two-for-the-price-of-one kitten and cat adoptions from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15.
Batman, a four-year-old short-hair domestic, possibly a Havana, who was given up by his owner when it was just a few days old.
Each adoptee is vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and is completely checked by a veterinarian. The adoption fee is $75 (plus tax), which is usually the price for one, and there is also a $15 charge for a licence.
The cats will also take a tour of the Scarborough Town Centre and Sherway Gardens Thursday when Animal Services staff visits the PJ’s Pet Centre. Residents have the opportunity to take a look at the cats if they’re interested in adopting.
If interested, potential adopters can visit these locations from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week:
- West Region: 146 The East Mall (Hwy 427 and Dundas St. W)
- East Region: 821 Progress Ave. (Markham Road and Highway 401)
- North Region: 1300 Sheppard Ave. W. (Keele St. and Sheppard Ave. W)
- South Region: 140 Princes Blvd. (Exhibition Place, Horse Palace)