TODAY is International Cat Day and by the look of our Facebook page yesterday, our town is full of cat lovers.

It's thought the 24-hour celebration of felines first took place in 2002 thanks to the IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

An estimated 500 million cats are thought to be frolicking in neighbours’ gardens across the world.

We asked readers to send in any cute or funny pictures of their pet and we were flooded with photographs.

We have picked out just a few for you below but there's still time to send in yours by clicking on the form at the bottom of this story.

 

Alex Suzanne: "You say the hot weather is here till October?!!"

 

Andrew Ryder: Taking a selfie... or Smacking my phone whichever you prefer

 

Tom Warner: Our Bengal helping with work

 

Clare Underwood's cat looks very patriotic

 

Sami Eaton's cat on the prowl

 

Melissa Wilson: Fern, grumpy chinchilla Persian... does kisses for roast chicken.

 

Katie Cowley: Gus means business!

 

Natalie Morris: My baby maisey

 

Paul Wheeler: This is Micky doing a spot of sunbathing

 

Gillian Lofthouse: Nero making me stop taking his pic

 

Katie Clare: Noel

 

Melissa Ballam-Hallworth: Phantom

 

Michelle Jay: Roxy

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Send us a picture of your cat along with their name to see them in the gallery above

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