International Cat Day takes place on August 8th every year. Let's celebrate and show the appreciation we have for our feline friends.


Humans and cats have a long and interesting history together. Did you know Ancient Egyptians had such a love for cats they believed they were gods and worshipped them as such? They even had a festival in honour of Bastet - a half-human, half feline Goddess. The festival was described as one of the largest and most enthusiastically celebrated in all of Egypt by the Greek historian Herodotus. They built large catteries which were maintained by the temple priests.


We might not worship cats as the Ancient Egyptians did, but modern families still have a deep love for their furry friends.


How can you celebrate International Cat Day?

  1. You can join the thousands of people on social media sharing their photos and videos. Remember, if you adopted a cat from us, tag us in your post @rspcadrb and use the hashtag #rspcadrb
  2. You could treat your four-legged pal to a new toy or treat
  3. You could volunteer at our animal centre, to help support the work that goes into rehabilitating/rehoming cats
  4. You could donate food, blankets and other useful products that we always need to support that cats on centre. If you're unsure what we need you can head to our Amazon Wishlist


Take a look at the cats we currently have awaiting their forever homes: