October 29th is National Cat Day

October 29th is National Cat Day. National Cat Day was established to bring awareness to the plight of homeless cats and to encourage people to adopt cats. Every year, thousands of cats and kittens are looking for home. Many cats that people see on the streets are cats that have been abandoned by people and have gone on to have litters of kittens.

Sometimes, people cannot keep their cats because they get sick or have to move away. Animal shelters often help those cats find new homes. Many shelters rely heavily on volunteers and people who want to help the staff take care of the many animals who live in the shelter.

Right here in Boston, there are two well-known shelters, the MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Animal Rescue League. Throughout the year, cats live at the shelter for short and long periods of time. There are small animal rescues all around the Boston area too. Some of these rescues are a network of foster homes for cats and teams of caring people. They rescue and get veterinary help for abandoned and feral cats.

On National Cat Day, consider donating your time or resources to a shelter or adopting a cat from a shelter.

October 29th is National Cat Day!

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It's National Cat Day! A day that was established to encourage cat adoption and bring awareness to the number of homeless and abandoned cats in the United States. Check out the books and video below for some adorable stories about cats who found their fur-ever homes.

A heartwarming true story of a cat who was lost when a family fled their war-torn home in Iraq.

This volume contains inspiring, funny, and heartwarming stories about cats told from the perspective of Dewey's Mom, librarian Myron. It includes never-before-told stories about Dewey, along with other touching cat tales.

The story of a kitten rescued after being deposited in a tree during the tornado that hit Brimfield, Massachusetts, June 1, 2011.

More than anything Lola would like a cat, but first she must learn how to care for it.

Using onomatopoeia, this almost wordless story tells of a homeless cat who finds shelter on a bus where she meets a cat-loving Asian grandfather.

Based on a true story, two Bobbies takes place in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when many pets were lost or abandoned. A dog and cat wander together through the devastated city and miraculously survive hunger, floods and other dangers. When they are finally taken to an animal shelter, the volunteers discover that the cat is blind and could not have survived without the dog's help. Although their owner or owners are never found, the two friends, re-named Bob Cat and Bobbi, find a new home and a happy ending to their ordeal.

A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name.

A lost, lonely, and scrawny cat, hungry and afraid, unexpectedly meets someone who takes him in and loves him.

Miss Hazeltine opens her home to cats who need help learning how to be brave, and their new skills are put to use when she finds herself in a bind.

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