It’s International Cat Day! A time to celebrate and appreciate all the cats around the world and the ones closest to our hearts.

This day celebrates our furry felines and the joy they bring to our lives. The holiday was founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) along with other animal rights groups. It is also a day when people can go to their local animal shelter and rescue a cat from being put down.

According to PETA, and as of 2016, there are approximately 3.4 million cats that enter shelters each year – just in the United States alone. Of those 3.4 million, about 1.4 million of these cats will be euthanized. Of all the felines which enter U.S shelters each year, around 41% are put down, 37% are adopted and 5% are eventually returned to their owners.

Splice celebrates this day by sharing a few photos of their furry friends.

So today, give your feline friend some extra attention, or consider adopting a new four-legged member of the family from a local animal shelter!