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

 

Leanne Holland: Here’s Dixie,11 years old, sunbathing on the kids trampoline

 

Jody Rotheram's cat tries to steal from a plate

 

Kate Naylor: Our cats only like to drinking of glasses!

 

Lauren Cameron This is poppy who will only drink from a tap

 

Kirsty Meadowcroft: Queue for the bathroom...

 

Cerys Gaffer: Ted at Easter

 

Vicky Louise: Here's tiddles, making sure no one else can sit down

 

Lynsey Ward: Tom and sergé look like they're holding paws

Send us your cute or funny cat pictures

Send us a picture of your cat along with their name and we will include them in the gallery above

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