What is Mew at Catster: April 2021 Cat Events

A cat with an Easter basket.

Are you looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun things to do for April cats.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been canceled. But here are some virtual events for you to review.

All Month: Pet First Aid Awareness Month; Animal Cruelty Prevention Month

Celebrate this lovely breed today! Photo from Shutterstock.

April 6: National Siamese Cat Day

This annual animal holiday highlights the beautiful Siamese breed. All cats are fabulous, but “Meezers” exude grace and elegance. In addition to being one of the most popular cat breeds in the world, they’re also one of the oldest. If you’re lucky enough to have a Siamese cat friend, cuddle them a time or two today.

Jackson with a feline friend. Photography courtesy Jackson Galaxy.

April 10: Cat Camp Spring Forward @Home

After two successful virtual events in 2020, Jackson Galaxy Cat Camp is back to celebrate spring. This acclaimed animal lover event was created to educate, delight, and inspire cat lovers around the world. Thanks to an investment by the Petco Foundation, the event is free for attendees and offers both entertaining and educational interactive content, including harness and clicker training, kitten care, fundraising and the best possible care for cats in the community. This is followed by an “After Pawty” filled with cat-themed activities, games and prizes. The event will be broadcast live on CatCamp.com at 1:00 p.m. EST. Visit the website for more information and to register for the event.

A cat coughing a hairball.

A cat coughing a hairball. Photography by DeluXe-PiX / istock.

April 30th: Hairball Awareness Day

This day draws attention to a problem that many cat lovers face: hairballs. Yuck! Hairball formation is common and fairly harmless, but serious constipation can occur at times. Take some time today to learn how to prevent hairballs and share information on social media using the hashtag #HairballAwarenessDay. If your cat is struggling with hairballs, click here for more information.

Professional guy or guy in glasses holding a cat.

Today is the perfect day to adopt your new best friend. Photography © ElenaNichizhenova | Getty Images.

April 30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

This day was created to raise awareness of the millions of animals that are forever waiting to be found home. If you have a furry friend to add to your family, your local animal shelter is a great place to start your search!

Featured photo: Susan Schmitz / Shutterstock

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