We are a nation of dog lovers but people also love their cats and they can be found in thousands of homes across Oxfordshire.

Recently we asked readers to submit pictures of their dogs and we were inundated with cute photos of their pets.

Click on the link here to send us pictures of your cat.

With 24 per cent of UK adults owning a cat, there’s an estimated population of 10.9 million cats.

READ AGAIN: International Cat Day - send us purrfect pictures

The coronavirus lockdown has meant pet owners spending more time at home and although cats perhaps don’t need as much looking after as dogs recent months have given cat owners the chance to see much more of them.

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Cats can be a calming presence and are always a big hit with the children.

As lockdown eases, cat owners can give our readers a lift by sending in some of their best pictures.

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When we ran a story about International Cat Day last year owners were keen to send in pictures and we are featuring some of them again here.

It doesn’t have to be a pedigree cat – we are hoping to see photos of many different kinds of moggies.

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Here's a few fun cat 'facts' according to pet food manufacturer Purina.

The oldest known pet cat existed 9,500 years ago

Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping

A cat was the Mayor of an Alaskan town for 20 years

The record for the longest cat ever is 48.5 inches

The richest cat in the world had £7 million

Cats walk like camels and giraffes

Isaac Newton invented the cat flap.