Countries With The Most Pet Cats Globally


Japan (7.25 Million)

The country even has its own ‘Cat Island’, namely Tashirojima Island in Ishinomaki City, where cats thrive in large numbers, and are often seen welcoming boats to the city's port. 


Ukraine (7.5 Million)

Ukraine has an extremely large cat population of about 7.5 million. Though a large number of Ukrainian households have pet cats, the country also has a significant stray cat population. 


Germany (7.75 Million)

Germans love their cats. This is evidenced by the cat population figures from the country, estimated to be about 7.75 million-strong nationwide. 


UK (7.75 Million)

The United Kingdom has a large percentage of its households owning a pet cat. The country also has some of the most well developed animal welfare laws in the world. 


Italy (9.5 Million)

One of the most famous of Italy's shelters is the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, located in Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome, where a large number of stray cats of various breeds enjoy a free roaming status. 


France (9.5 Million)

The country also has strict guidelines regarding pet ownership, and necessitates that cat owners must register their families' pet cats into the feline database compiled in the country. 


Brazil (12.5 Million)

The total cat population of Brazil is around 12.5 million. There was an estimated 37.6% rise in the cat population of this country between 2007 and 2012  


Russia (12.75 Million)

Russia has a burgeoning cat population which today stands at an estimated 12.75 million. Russians, in general, bear a warm hearted and loving attitude towards their animals. 


China (53 Million)

China is home to around 53 million cats. China, having the third largest pet industry in the world, definitely has a substantial pet cat population. 


USA (76.5 Million)

Cats are one of the most favored pets of the USA's citizens. In the United States, one in three households own a pet cat, with an average of 2.2 cats per cat-owning household. 

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