World Cat Day 8 August 2014

21 October 2014

World Cat Day Friday 8 August 2014 - Promotion All Weekend

Press Release issued: 5 August 2014 at 12:00am

Friday 8th August is World Cat Day – Cat Haven encourages people to adopt a stray cat and celebrate all that cats do to enrich our lives.

World Cat Day, also known as International Cat Day, is celebrated throughout the world on Friday August 8th. It was founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other animal rights groups.

Cat Haven, WA’s premier cat welfare organization, is having a special promotion to celebrate World Cat Day and to encourage people to dig deep into their hearts and adopt a cat. They are reducing the adult cat adoption fee to only $35 for the whole weekend, including Friday 8 August. Cat Haven’s Marketing Officer said “We have had such a busy and long kitten breeding season this year and although we have been able to adopt out most of our kittens, unbelievably we still have about 160 adult cats at the shelter plus 260 cats and kittens in temporary foster care. Come and celebrate by adopting a cat or kitten – we are going to have some fun at Cat Haven with international flags and giving global names for cats.”

“Older cats are often overlooked and we are still offering our Golden Oldie adoption deal for cats over 7 years of age for the just the cost of a donation of your choice, and all our cats are health checked sterilized, microchipped and vaccinated.” Chandra Woodley said

“Also, in celebration of International Cat Day on Friday August 8th, a night out is being held at the Rosemount Hotel for 8pm to midnight, and organised by Project Redlight’s Dave Mullins, on behalf of Cat Haven.  Bands appearing on the night include Jupiter Zeus, Dan Cribb & the Isolated, Project Redlight, 88 to Yesterday and Brufield.  Tickets are $10 at the door.  In addition, there will be a lucky door prize, raffles and the opportunity to purchase some fabulous Cat Haven merchandise whilst enjoying the music.  Grab your friends and enjoy a night out fundraising for Cat Haven and celebrating International Cat Day.” Chandra said

Cats have been associated with humans for over 5,000 years and are valued by people for their companionship, and sometimes for their ability to hunt vermin and household pests. It is commonly thought that owning a cat can improve our health and reduce physical responses to stress. Cat ownership may also improve psychological health by providing emotional support and dispelling feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness. Their ability to provide companionship and friendship are common reasons given for owning a cat.

Cats are the most popular pet in the world and are found almost everywhere across the globe. Latest stats show that there are around 43 million cats in Western Europe, 33 million in Eastern Europe, 37 million in the US, seven million in Japan and three million in Australia. Although cat ownership has commonly been associated with women, a US poll reported that men and women were equally likely to own a cat.

Cat Haven is a not for profit charity and calls for people to donate, adopt, foster, volunteer, become a member and bequeath to Cat Haven.

For all media enquiries contact Chandra Woodley on 08 9442 3600 or 0412 115 937


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