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Wellbeing Brief - International Cat Day

06 Aug 2018

International Cat Day is on 8 August

International Cat Day

For many people, pets are a great source of comfort and companionship and boost their wellbeing.  Our University has been at the forefront of research demonstrating the value of pets to our mental health:

In celebration of International Cat Day, we want to see all your beautiful cats using the hashtag #UOMCats at

If you don’t have a cat but wish to donate via payroll giving or volunteer, there are some fantastic local charities helping the kitty population:

Or why not visit the Cat Café in Manchester, where cats and humans come along side each other and unwind.

Pictured is Bertie, a recent rescue of Vanessa Cowan, Reward and Benefits Advisor: “Bertie joined our family after two much loved cats that had been with us nearly 18 years passed away within months of each other. I know that most pet owners understand how that is a difficult time. We came across Bertie at Millstream animal rescue where he was receiving special support for unknown trauma and anxiety. He wasn’t due to be rehomed but to the shock of his carers he decided to approach us and that was that!  Fate clearly had a plan. Cats (and their human friends) are always transformed by joining loving homes.”