PHOTOS: It’s International Cat Day, and we want to see your feline friends

Aug. 8 is International Cat Day, and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is gathering pictures of viewers’ paws-itively purr-fect pals.

National Geographic says domestic cats, which can weigh 5-20 pounds, are all members of one species despite varieties in size, shape, color and behavior. Cats may have been human companions as early as 4,000 years ago in Africa.

St. Paul Pet hospital says cats’ nose prints are unique, just like human fingerprints.

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