TODAY is International Cat Day and by the look of our Facebook page yesterday, Runcorn and Widnes 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.

 

Jill Cooke: Meet Charlie Cooke. 🐱He is our family pet but belongs to DANNY (age 13 too young for Facebook) Charlie is pure white with bright blue eyes and is our pride and joy

 

Kay Darcy: Koshka writing the shopping list

 

Cal Dobson: Simba

 

Alison Day: Tiger

 

Michelle Poar: Dapper trio

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