Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: November 17, 2022 by Crystal Uys


Written by Ingrid King

It’s here! Today is the 3rd annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day! Arguably, for those of us who share our lives with torties, that’s every day, but today is the day to bring awareness to these beautiful, often misunderstood cats and their tortitude.

I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day in 2020 in Ruby’s memory to celebrate torties in all their uniqueness and beauty. Help me turn Facebook, Instagram, and any other social  networks you’re a part of brown, tan, gold, black, cinnamon and all colors in between today!

Create your own Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day Photo

If you’d like, you can use our Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day logo to create your own photos. Simply click on the image below to download a blank frame and use your favorite photo editor to create an image with your own tortie. All I ask is that you don’t alter the frame and leave the copyright and URL at the bottom of the frame in place in anything you create.

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On April 17, the internet will be a more beautiful place because it will be taken over by torties!

Allegra is ready to celebrate and hopes that you will join us!


Visit the official page of Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day for more information.

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6 Comments on Celebrate Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day

  1. Amelie definitely has special “tortie” qualities:) She also wears her little heart on her “sleeve”. Extra hugs and treats today!

  2. It was this day six years ago, that I walked into a cage at our local animal rescue centre and met my best friend (dark tortoiseshell cat) Bella. Little did I know, she would bring me joy for five short years. So this day is very relevant to me. Happy Easter everybody.
    I love you Bella❤️

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