International Cat Care is a charity founded in 1958 by a small group of very passionate cat lovers, who were compelled to do something about the dismal lack of information about cat health and welfare. Over 60 years later, we are still working hard to improve the health and wellbeing of all cats everywhere, working towards a world where each cat’s life experience will be as good as it can be.
Our aim is to enable and inspire people to understand cats’ individual needs and perspective, and to act in the interests of each cat’s welfare. We do this by creating and sharing knowledge, insights, skills and current best practice so people can feel confident in their ability to help cats and to challenge ignorance and misconceptions. Our activities are rational and realistic, underpinned by evidence and experience, always balancing what is tried and tested with an appetite for new ideas.
“A world in which each cat’s life experience will be as good as it can be. This will be because people will better understand cats’ individual needs and perspective, and will feel confident to act in the best interests of each cat and its welfare.”
“To enable people to understand cats’ individual needs and perspective better, so that they can act in the best interests of each cat and its welfare.”
How we work
Our three major areas of activity:
We provide high-level, relevant advice and support for cat owners and cat carers. This information has been put together by our feline veterinary and behaviour specialists and aims to provide a cat health resource which can be trusted by cat owners and those working with cats.
Our veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine works with veterinary professionals across the world to provide cutting-edge information on the veterinary care of cats and is recognised and respected for the standards it aspires to.
We work to provide solutions and advice to improve the welfare of feral, abandoned and unowned cats.