We’re here to celebrate Ginger Cat Appreciation Day on September 1 and it really does smell like catnip. This enjoyable festival celebrates the gingers of the feline world and was started by American software engineer Chris Roy. These orange furballs are supercelebrities of the cat world because they are extremely attached, sometimes misunderstood, and always willing to accept a stroking. Also, the day encourages people to form relationships with stray animals and to provide them food and shelter. Pet a stray animal, watch “Garfield,” and show your appreciation for the ginger people in your life on this lovely day.
When is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day?
On September 1, show your appreciation for all the wonderful ginger cats in your life by participating in Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. It was originally intended for this particular day to celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of our warm-coated feline pals. Now is the ideal time to offer your ginger cat some love and gratitude, whether it’s one you already own or one you’d like to adopt.
Ginger Cat Appreciation Day History
Our lives frequently change as a result of the unexpected direction we take. Chris Roy, a former software developer who is now an animal rights advocate, has a similar experience. By his house in 1997, Roy discovered a stray cat. He brought the stray home and made the decision to temporarily foster him out of compassion. He had no idea how that kitten’s runt would alter the direction of his life. During a few weeks, Roy developed a particular relationship with the cat and offered him a permanent home. The 14-pound tabby brought warmth and a sense of belonging to Roy’s day. He named his ginger Doobert, who lived for 17 years.
Doobert’s passing shook Roy’s life in 2014 and dragged him into extremely profound grief. Roy, who was grieving the loss of his pet ginger cat, declared September 1 to be Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. He also launched Doobert, an internet application that links animal shelters and rescue homes with volunteers across the globe. Doobert has collaborated with more than 1,200 organizations in North America since 2014 and has amassed a volunteer network of more than 27,000 animal lovers. By designating the day in honor of his cat, Roy hopes to spread awareness about how it is our obligation as humans to care for our animal companions.
With the observance of Ginger Cat Appreciation Day every year, we make a commitment to take Doobert’s loving spirit with us and promote animal welfare all across the world. Call out to your neighborhood animal shelters, give stray animals in your area food, and salute the wonderful company our dogs bring us.
Ginger Cat Appreciation Day Activities
Get to know your pet well.
You may be aware of the breed and the type of food the animal prefers, but are you also aware of its quirks and annoyances? Do you know its past or where it came from? Do a deep dive to discover everything there is to know about your furry friends on Ginger Cat Appreciation Day.
Feed a stray
We concur with Roy, the founder of Doobert, that all animals should be free from suffering, harm, thirst, and hunger. Go on a walk in your neighborhood on September 1 and touch all the stray animals. Give them catnip, tuna, or salmon to eat to create a lifelong friendship.
Give to the neighborhood animal shelters
The neighborhood animal shelter could use your money or your time. Visit your neighborhood animal shelter and get to know the dedicated employees there. You may also promise to sometimes volunteer.