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October 29, 2013

5 Ways to Celebrate National Cat Day

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5. Educate yourself with wise quotes from famous sages (easily done with this video tribute.)

4. Play with your cat

Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist, suggests playing with your cat at least 15 minutes a day for mental and physical exercise. This keeps cats in shape and emotionally well balanced. It can reverse problem behaviors! This is particularly important for indoor cats and cats that used to be outdoor cats.

Cats need to experience the daily "hunt" to feel all catty inside. This includes stalking, catching and "killing" a cat toy. This technique is best created with fishing pole type toys. Well-exercised cats are less likely to exhibit behaviors that get them sent to shelters. 

3. Donate to your favorite shelter

Cats and cat shelters have it rough. Because of severe cat overpopulation, nearly 7 out of 10 cats in shelters are euthanized. Consider getting involved by volunteering your time and money at your local shelter where your resources can really make a difference. 

2. Take care of cats

If you are a cat guardian, guard them well with updated vaccines, quality food and yearly checks. Also, if you haven't spayed or neutered the cats under your care (either house cats or feral) please do so to keep more cats from contributing to shelter populations. 

1. Adopt a cat! 

Do you have room in your home for a homeless kitty? Visit Petfinder.com to find available cats for adoption near you! If you can't adopt, encourage others to do so or sponsor one at a shelter. Consider fostering cats as an alternative to help several cats and kittens! 

Niku is available for adoption! 

Featured photo courtesy of National Cat Day's Facebook Page.

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