National Kitten Day


Kittens are undeniably adorable. Their fluffy fur, tiny size, and round faces make them irresistible, but adopting a kitten is a big responsibility and commitment. If you're not ready to adopt, but still want to help cats and kittens in our community, consider fostering or volunteering with Alachua County Animal Resources. Find out more about what to expect when adopting a cat from this guide provided by the ASPCA

Did you know?

  • There are more pet cats in the United States than dogs.
  • Cats purr when they are happy, but also when they are hurt.
  • Cats' ears have 32 muscles, while humans only have five.
  • Cats can make their hair stand straight up.
  • Cats are most active at dusk and dawn.
  • Cats see things mostly in shades of blue and green.
  • Every cat has a nose-print that is as unique as a human fingerprint.

Celebrate National Kitten Day on July 10 by reading about cats, or checking out some of our cat care guides to see if a kitten is the best pet for you.

Meow: The Truth About Cats

Annette Whipple

Why do cats have whiskers? How do cats land on their paws? Do people need cats? These and other questions are answered by the author, along with some extra information provided by the cats themselves.

77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat

Susan M. Ewing

Get ready for your new best friend. If you are longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners are not prepared, it is the cat who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of cat care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable cat for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new cat owners. 

Pet That Cat: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends

Nigel Kidd

A handbook that teaches kids how to meet, care for, and celebrate cats. Features a guide to cat body language, tips on how to safely interact with new feline friends, advice for adopting and caring for your own cat, and stories of cats throughout history.

Pounce: A How to Speak Cat Training Guide

Tracey West

Guide to training a cat for kids, based on scientific information about felines. With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, kids will learn basic training, corrective training, and tricks they can do with their cats. Special features introduce readers to famous trained cats, felines in ancient Egypt, and so much more. 

Descriptions adapted from the publisher. Cat facts are from Pounce: A How to Speak Cat Training Guide.
By Lynda on July 8, 2024