Suggested Family Activity • National 🐈 Kitten Day

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Suggested Family Activity • National 🐈 Kitten Day

Cole reads while his cat stretches out

Tomorrow, July 10th, is National Kitten Day, the perfect time to celebrate our cute and cuddly kitten friends.  Send us pictures of your best kitty friends at  If you do not have a kitty right now but would like one, call or visit your local animal shelter to find the perfect new member of your family.  Many shelters have rules for their adoption process, so check with the one in your town to see what they require.  Many ask that you fill out an application and pay a small fee to cover medical costs.  Don’t forget to make sure everyone in your family is on board with getting a new kitty and willing to take on the responsibilities of feeding and taking care of all your kitten’s needs.  Make sure you take the time to visit and play with all the kittens in the shelter to find one that fits in with your family’s personality.  Even if you do not end up adopting one, many shelters welcome volunteers who are willing to come in and socialize with the animals to keep them happy and healthy.

If you have questions about how to take care of your kitten, check out some of these titles from our libraries’ collections: Cats Behaving Badly: Why Cats do the Naughty Things They do by Celia Haddon, Kitten by Mark Evans; in the ASPCA Pet Care Guides for Kids series, Kitten Kindergarten: Practical Help and Advice for Your Kitten’s First Year by Marie Toshack, and The Total Cat: Understanding Your Cat’s Physical and Emotional Behavior from Kitten to Old Age by Carole Wilbourn.

We would love to see what your creativity unleashes – send photos to