International Cat Day has been held on August 8 for the last 15 years after being created by International Fund for Animal Welfare.
In honour of International Cat Day, we have a round up of some of the beautiful local cats longing for a loving home.
Herbie's current home is the Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green .
The ginger and white cat was found roaming the streets of north London alone and upon arrival to the Mayhew, was treated for a severe abscess on the side of his face.
The five-year-old domestic stray has now been nursed to full health and has been neutered, microchipped and is now looking for a home.
You can hear about his full story in the video above.
For information on how to adopt, visit Mayhew's website , or call 020 8962 8009.
This British short-hair is four-years-old and looking for a loving home.
She has been at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for 54 days and is looking for a quiet household with a garden.
The home describe her as an "independent woman" and a "princess".
Jasper is a five-year-old black and white domestic cat who is currently living with a foster carer as he found living in a cattery too stressful.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home say he is "thriving and even showing off his true cat qualities" in his current foster home, but is looking for a soulmate to take him on and give him lost of cuddles.
Three months ago, Jasper arrived at the Home after his previous owner was no longer able to look after him.
He is rather timid and prefers a quiet life, but loves human company.
Pookey is the Grandma of the pack, but she still loves to play.
At 12-years-old she was brought to Battersea due to her owner's change in circumstances.
Similarly to Jasper, she prefers a quieter environment and would also enjoy the freedom to go in an outside as she pleases.
She is black and white and described by the Home as "sweet natured" with the capacity to offer "unconditional love" to owners.
At six-years-old, snow spotted Bengal, Suki, is looking for a large home where she can explore and be free.
Uniquely, she is cross-eyed and can be a "friend for life" says Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
People with an understanding that Bengals are their own independent cats are a must for this little feline.
For information on how to adopt any of the cats from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, head to their website or call 0843 509 4444.
Cattery team leader at Battersea, Jo Puzzo, says: "It’s great that there’s an international day celebrating our favourite furry felines.
"We celebrate the joy of cats everyday here at Battersea and take in a variety of cats of all shapes and sizes.
"We care for each one as if they were our own until they find new owners.
"We’re currently full to cat-pacity so would really like to see these cats go home!
"Cats make special pets and each one is so unique."
Can't help out with rehoming a cat? You can help out fury friends in other ways.
London Fire Brigade are urging people who see a cat who appears to be stuck in a tree to call the RSPCA.
Posting to Twitter on Tuesday, they said: "You never see a cat skeleton at the bottom of trees.
"If you see a cat that seems stuck call @RSPCA_official first #InternationalCatDay.
And of course, if you already have a beloved pet kitty, give them a few extra biscuits tonight, after all, International Cat Day is only once a year!
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