Our history


Back in 1958 a group of very passionate cat lovers decided to do something about the dismal lack of information about cat health and welfare.

Cats were dying from infectious diseases, were treated as small dogs by vets and the quality of boarding catteries and rescue facilities were appalling. The Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) was born and has not looked back since.

Over the past 57 years FAB and its veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), has campaigned for improved cat care and improved the lives of millions of cats. Whether it is advancing veterinary feline medicine or simply improving owner knowledge of cats, raising standards of catteries, giving breeding advice, campaigning for medicines that are easier to give to cats, or making vet clinics more cat friendly, the charity has driven up the standards of knowledge and treatment and leads the world in cat health and welfare.

Now, under our new name of International Cat Care, the charity also takes an active and leading role in the welfare of unowned cats. We are still as passionate about cats now, as we have ever been.