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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.

Welfare award winner 2018

Every year, as part of the Ceva Welfare Awards, International Cat Care recognises outstanding contributions to feline welfare with the International Cat Care Welfare Award. This award recognises individuals who are working on all levels, from hands-on welfare to collaborative work with governments and non-governmental organisations, to try to bring a cohesive approach to cat welfare. This year, the iCatCare’s award went to Maria Pinto Teixeira, founder and CEO of the animal welfare organisation Animais de Rua, in Portugal. 

iCatCare joins the APGOCATS



MPs and peers in the UK have joined forces with animal welfare organisations, including International Cat Care, to campaign for feline welfare. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cats (APGOCATS), which launched in March, will lobby for law changes to improve protection for cats and their owners.

Leave out lilies this Valentine's Day if your loved one has a cat

Whether you’ve been with your partner for decades or you’ve only just started dating, finding the perfect Valentine’s gift can be difficult, and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching you may be tempted to go for the ‘safe’ option of flowers.

Present your loved one with a beautiful bouquet and they’re sure to be impressed, right? Not if they own a cat and you’ve chosen lilies…

This Valentine’s Day leave out lilies if your loved one has a cat.

Behind the scenes: Christmas Cats Photography Competition judging



Following the success of our annual photography competitions – which have collectively attracted over 12,000 entries from across the globe – we decided to run a Christmas Cats Photography Competition during December to find images for our 2018 Charity Christmas Card Collection which will be sold to raise funds for our work in improving the health and welfare of cats worldwide.

Christmas Cats Photography Competition

Calling all lovers of cats and Christmas!

Following the success of our annual photography competitions we have decided to run a Christmas Cats Photography Competition – running from 1 December until 15 December 2017. 

We are searching for seasonal images of cats – whether they are out enjoying the snow, cuddled up and cozy inside or ‘feline’ festive (images of cats dressed up in Christmas clothing/accessories will not be accepted).

Veterinary Nurse launches 'keep cats alive – label lilies safely' petition

In 2015 we launched our ‘Lethal Lilies’ campaign to raise awareness of the danger lilies pose to cats.

Earlier this month Veterinary Nurse Carla Finzel created a campaign with a petition calling for lilies to be labelled with ‘lethal to cats’ stickers and for stores to display International Cat Care’s ‘Lethal Lilies’ poster.

Declawing ban unanimously passed in Denver

Earlier this year we called for the declawing of cats to be banned.

Along with our veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine we consider the declawing of cats for anything other than genuine therapeutic medical reasons to be an act of mutilation, and to be unethical. Although already illegal in many countries, this procedure is still a surprisingly common practice in some, where it is performed electively to stop cats from damaging furniture, or as a means of avoiding scratches.

Pet Industry Federation Awards – Charity of the Year Finalist

We are delighted to announce that International Cat Care has been shortlisted for ‘Charity of the Year’ at this year’s Pet Industry Federation Awards!

Sponsored by Mars Petcare the award is brand new for 2017 and recognises important achievements between the third sector and pet business.

iCatCare’s Development Director Shelley Gregory-Jones will be attending the awards dinner on Tuesday 28 November at Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire.