Readers have been celebrating their pets for International Cat Day on Monday, August 8.

Celebrating International Cat Day in the North East with pictures of your marvellous moggies!

Countless families across the North East have a four-legged friend at home with a special place in their hearts.

And today (Monday, August 8) means we’re shining a light on a certain type of pet as International Cat Day is celebrated.

Launched in 2002 to support the public in learning about cats’ welfare and protection, the annual awareness day also aims to improve feline health and welfare.

Ahead of International Cat Day’s arrival, we called on North East families to share photos and messages in recognition of their cute cats.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how much happiness, love and warmth pets bring to our lives with some of your paw-some pictures.

Thank you to everyone who contributed a photo – we’re just sorry we can’t share them all!

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