According to the American Pet Products Association's 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, approximately 42.7 million households in the USA own at least one cat.
Cats are the second most popular pet in the USA, following dogs.
The average lifespan of an indoor cat in the USA is 15-20 years, while outdoor cats typically have a shorter lifespan due to increased risk of injury or illness.
Some of the most popular cat breeds in the USA include the Persian, Siamese, Maine Coon, and Bengal.
Cats have been domesticated for thousands of years and were brought to the USA by European settlers.
The first cat show in the USA was held in 1895 in New York City.
Cats are known for their hunting skills, and some states in the USA have introduced feral cat population control programs to help reduce the number of feral cats and their impact on wildlife.
In recent years, there has been increased interest in adopting cats from animal shelters and rescue organizations, as well as in the trend of "cat cafes" where patrons can interact with cats while enjoying coffee or snacks.