National Feral Cat Day

A curious feral cat cautiously explores an alleyway filled with vibrant flowers, as netizens pause to celebrate National Feral Cat Day on October 16, 2015..
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Classy ladies and gents, have you ever watched a feral cat with curiosity or maybe just a sprinkle of caution? Well, lend me your ears (or eyes) as we take a dive, quite literally, into the ‘purr-fectly’ fascinating world of National Feral Cat Day. Let's brace ourselves as we tread softly into their alleyways, discovering why so many netizens were meow-vingly active on 16th October 2015.

When is Feral Cat Day?

It's national feral cat day on the 16th October.

Scratching the Surface: What is National Feral Cat Day?

Initially declared by Alley Cat Allies on October 16, 2001, National Feral Cat Day is a day to acknowledge our feral feline friends who often go unacknowledged. It’s about raising awareness about their lives, while also promoting respectful and humane treatment towards these furballs.

Suddenly Cats: 16th October 2015

The curious case of the 16th October 2015 still baffles many. Our records indicate this date as a time when our feline frenzy was at its peak online. Was it a mass cat sighting? A divine feline prophecy? We still can't say for sure, but the buzz around National Feral Cat Day was undeniably and fabulously feline.

From Scruffy to Fluffy: Honoring Feral Friends

The idea of honoring feral cats may seem odd to some, but remember, each cat contributes in their own way. They control the rat population, look ridiculously adorable when they nap, and truthfully, what alley would be complete without a couple of cool cats?

Whiskers, Unite!

Celebrate National Feral Cat Day by advocating for their protection and care. Share photos, donate to cat shelters, or simply appreciate the feral feline strutting down your neighborhood. Just remember, the sassier the cat, the better it struts!

Did you know?

Did you know? Feral cats have been documented to live up to seven years on their own. However, with proper care, our furry street friends could live up to 10-12 years! Stashing away the fish bones for later doesn't sound too crazy now, does it?


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First identified

3rd June 2015

Most mentioned on

16th October 2015

Total mentions


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