KATIE: Waffles, it's much more than Wednesdays... though you're right that everyday should be a cat day. But today is a day to recognize all the cats that aren't as lucky as we are. All the cats that need to be rescued, all the cats waiting in shelters for their true forever homes.
WAFFLES: You mean there's cats that don't have a Glogirly and a Gloman and a pillow and a wand toy and a –
KATIE: Millions, Waffles. Millions.
WAFFLES: I don't think I can count that high.
KATIE: I don't think you can either.
WAFFLES: So this means we're really lucky, right?
KATIE: Yes. And that's why today is also about celebrating the love we share with our families.
WAFFLES: Celebrate? You mean like with party hats and stuff?
KATIE: If you want to wear a hat, that's your deal. But the true meaning of today is the love.
WAFFLES: A hat would still be cool.
International Cat Day:
Some Staggering Numbers:
According to the ASPCA -
- Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year.
- Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
- Each year, approximately 1.4 million cats are euthanized.
- Approximately 1.3 million cats are adopted each year.
- Of the cats entering shelters, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% of cats who came in as strays are returned to their owners.
- About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners. This means about 1.5 million cats are relinquished to shelters by their owners. Our hearts just sank.
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