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iCatCare and BVA unite to urge cat-lovers to avoid breeds designed to have extreme or unusual features



To mark International Cat Day 2018, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and International Cat Care are teaming up to urge cat-lovers to avoid choosing pedigree breeds of cat designed to have extreme or unusual features, such as flat faces or folded ears. This is because of problems associated with these features which may not be immediately obvious, but cause suffering for the cats.

'The Complete Cat' – artist biographies part 3

Here at iCatCare we are very excited about the upcoming art exhibition ‘The Complete Cat’, held in collaboration with the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA). SOFA is a federation of talented professional artists working in a wide range of media and styles but united by their interest in the feline form.

The exhibition will be held 24th November – 8th December 2018 in the beautiful Rook Lane gallery in Frome, Somerset. A very generous 25% of the sales of all the artwork will be committed to our work for cats around the world!

iCatCare Annual Awards 2018

International Cat Care hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony at the prestigious Church House in Westminster, London on 13th July. The annual event celebrates the achievements of the charity and plays homage to those individuals and companies who have shown a real commitment and dedication to improving the health and welfare of cats.        

2019 Kittenhood calendars and a special offer for all our kitten photographers

Great excitement at iCatCare HQ - the 2019 Kittenhood calendars have arrived - and we have a special offer for all our Kitten Photographers too!

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted so many amazing kitten photos for iCatCare's photography competition! We received thousands of entries from all around the world and were so impressed by the quality of images you sent in this year.  

'The Complete Cat' – artist biographies part 2

Here at iCatCare we are very excited about the upcoming art exhibition ‘The Complete Cat’, held in collaboration with the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA). SOFA is a federation of talented professional artists working in a wide range of media and styles but united by their interest in the feline form.

The exhibition will be held 23rd November – 8th December 2018 in the beautiful Rook Lane gallery in Frome, Somerset. A very generous 25% of the sales of all the artwork will be committed to our work for cats around the world!

Lucky escape for moggie

A tabby cat has had a miraculous escape after becoming stuck in a car grille for up to two days whilst the unaware owner of the car drove the vehicle on an 80-mile trip to the seaside.
 
The male cat, who has now been nicknamed Ford by RSPCA staff, was trapped in the air vent of a silver Ford Focus, possibly for two days, whilst the motorist was on holiday at the seaside.
 

International Declaration of Responsibilities to Cats receives international support

At the start of this year we launched our International Declaration of Responsibilities to Cats. This document provides a clear framework to help everyone work together to protect cats all over the world.
 
The Declaration is a truly international document. It has been translated into 7 languages (French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian and Spanish), with more translations in preparation. Currently the Declaration has over 24,000 signatures from people in 114 countries.
 

University of Bristol Feline Elective prize giving

Nine final year veterinary students are celebrating after completing the University of Bristol’s four-week Feline Elective Course, which took place at Langford Vets’ Feline Centre. The students all spent time in the Feline Centre where they attended a variety of seminars with guest speakers and produced a case report on an interesting feline patient they had seen. The students also visited a large Cats Protection shelter to learn first-hand about shelter medicine. It was a great experience for both students and clinicians.

Cat fans help cat family

There was an unexpected feline drama at Vets4Pets Goldenhill clinic on Saturday 12th May. A cat themed party to celebrate International Cat Care's 60th anniversary was just about to start at 2pm when a group of children arrived at the clinic with an open tray containing 3 tiny kittens. Despite wearing a cocktail dress, the party's co-organiser, Eve Davies (from local company ProtectaPet) climbed through a nearby hedge to retrieve the kittens' mother. The Vets4Pets team then stepped in, carried out health checks and temporarily housed the little family in their isolation ward where they could be kept safe and quiet until a plan was made to rehome them.

'The Complete Cat' – artist biographies part 1

Here at iCatCare we are very excited about the upcoming art exhibition ‘The Complete Cat’, held in collaboration with the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA).
 
The exhibition will be held 23rd November – 8th December 2018 in the beautiful Rook Lane gallery in Frome, Somerset.
 
SOFA is a federation of talented professional artists working in a wide range of media and styles but united by their interest in the feline form.
 

Declaration gathers pace

Early this year International Cat Care developed the ‘International Declaration of Responsibilities to Cats’. This is a document that provides a framework for an all-inclusive approach to improving feline welfare, to enable all those responsible for cats to work together in a coordinated, cohesive and collaborative way. It also outlines best practice for protecting and improving the welfare of all cats, be they owned or unowned, ferals or pets. 

International Cat Care wins award

 

There are very few organisations that you can say that have really changed the welfare of one particular species, and this organisation is certainly one of those.

 

Those were the words of vet Chris Laurence, chief judge of the annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards, as he revealed that International Cat Care was to be awarded the Special Recognition Award 2018.