National Hug Your Cat Day is June 4
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 04, 2020, June 04, 2020

Woman hugging her grey cat

Each year, the 4th of June is designated as National Hug Your Cat Day. But who needs a national holiday to get the endorphins going? Especially in this time of social distancing.

Many domesticated cats are loving and enjoy affectionate interaction from their human companions in the right setting. We all know how cats can be cat-tankerous – you know your cat best, and if it enjoys cuddling!

If you don’t have a cat, visit Animal Services to meet and adopt your next furry friend in June during Adopt a Shelter Cat month.

Pet therapy is known to help relieve anxiety and stress, lower blood pressure, and provide many other healthful benefits. With many people staying closer to home, they are getting closer than ever to their pets.

Psychology Today offers a great read about socialization with a new pet in Puppy or Rescue Dog Socialization During COVID-19, and beyond. 

Don’t have a pet to hug? Volunteer at Arlington Animal Services or become a foster pet parent to an animal in need.

At this time, Animal Services is offering online options to help you become a volunteer or involved in the Foster Pet Program. Simply watch a presentation, take a short quiz associated with the video, and submit it to become a volunteer.  

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