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iCatCare and Black Cat Opera Company team up to offer fan a night at the opera

International Cat Care recently teamed up with Black Cat Opera Company to give away a pair of tickets for its production of Verdi's final opera, the comic masterpiece Falstaff, which was to be performed at Camberley Theatre, Surrey, from 12-16 August 2015. To be in with a chance of winning, fans had to answer one simple question: 'what was the first full production the Black Cat Opera Company staged in July 2014?'

Feral street cat wins ‘Beauty of Cats’ photography competition

The wait is finally over! The 12 winning images of the 2015 International  Cat Care photography competition – themed ‘the Beauty of Cats’ – have been revealed. And this year, a photograph of a Hong Kong street cat, affectionately known as ‘Shy’, has taken first place as the overall winner.

‘Shy’, along with the other 11 winning images will now feature in International Cat Care’s breand new 2016 calendar, with the image of Shy gracing the front cover.

ISFM gets 5000th nurse member

International Cat Care’s veterinary division, ISFM, runs a free membership for veterinary nurses and technicians and after less than a year, it has now gained over 5000 members.
 
The membership is free to sign up to and offers veterinary nurses and technicians free access to Feline Focus, an online journal dedicated to veterinary nurses/technicians and cat

ISFM Porto Photos Published

This year's ISFM European Congress took place in July in beautiful Porto, Portugal, at the Sheraton Hotel. The congress lectures focused on feline haematology and dermatology, with a special pre-congress day dedicated to non-surgical feline fertility control (in association with ACC&D). Nearly 500 delegates from 39 different countries attended the congress and were treated to fascinating feline talks and optional masterclasses by expert speakers.

ISFM gets first bronze Cat Friendly Clinic

The recent revamp of ISFM's (the veterinary division of iCatCare) Cat Friendly Clinic programme saw the addition of a brand new level of accreditation, bronze. Originally two levels existed - silver and gold - but now a third bronze level has been introduced to help clinics who want to show off their 'cattitude' but may previously have struggled to reach silver or gold accreditation due to practice constraints. 

Winner of ISFM's Cattitude Photo Competition is announced

The results are in for International Cat Care’s ‘Cattitude’ Facebook photo competition with the top 3 entries accumulating nearly 1200 public and practice votes between them. Winning veterinary practice, Clinica Veterinaria Bemavet in Italy stormed ahead in the final stages of the competition with 521 ‘Likes’ on their Cattitude entry, submitted by vet Dr Beatrice Funiciello. The clinic received £400 worth of Thames Medical vouchers to spend on equipment, and Beatrice, £200 worth of gift vouchers for her efforts.

BSAVA congress voucher winners drawn

During the 2015 BSAVA congress, International Cat Care and ISFM (the charity's veterinary division) held two competitions; one for veterinarians and one for veterinary nurses and technicians. For the vets, a free place at the ISFM European Congress plus free ISFM membership was on offer, and for the nurses, the prize was a free place on the ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing Distance Education Course. 

The winners for the competitions have now been drawn - congratulations to Ursula Lanigan and Carrie Slack!

iCatCare and Ceva donate vehicle to help The Mayhew Animal Home

International Cat Care, in association with Ceva, have donated a vehicle to The Mayhew Animal Home, to aid them in their 'Pick n Snip' community animal care programme. 
 
The programme aims to help cat owners who wish to have their cats neutered but who have difficulty getting to The Mayhew's clinic for numerous reasons (eg, mobility, expense, language barrier, social exclusion). 
 
The Mayhew's Animal Welfare Officers go to the cat owner's home at an arranged time and pick up their cat(s) for neutering (and microchipping, flea t

Diabetes Awareness Week

This week, International Cat Care is raising awareness of feline diabetes

From 16-20 March 2015, International Cat Care is holding a 'Diabetes Awareness Week'. The charity hopes to raise awareness of the condition in cats and make owners of diabetic cats aware of helpful resources available to them.

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