TEXAS — August 8 of each year is International Cat Day.

Animal rights group International Fund for Animal Welfare created the unofficial holiday in 2002 to encourage pet owners to honor their cats.

If you’d like to add a new feline friend to your household, shelters across the nation are hosting “Clear the Shelters” events this month.

The Austin Animal Center is waiving adoption fees on Saturday, August 10.

San Antonio Pets Alive is hosting an adoption drive on Saturday at PetsMart Fourwinds.