Sunday, 12 June 2016

Stray Cats and their Carer on national TVM

Clip was shown on Saturday 11 June 2016 in prime time news...What a nice surprise when we were contacted by Malta's national television station PBS/TVM for an interview together with a stray cat carer out in the fields. Luckily, a carer from the northern part of Malta was able to find a friend to take over her usual feeding tour that late afternoon of June 8. Now she had more time for the interview.


We met with Janine of the SASG at one of her colonies close to St. Paul's Bay. Adrian, the interviewer, and Charles, the camera man, had already arrived, wondering whether those cats that suddenly appeared when they parked the car, were actually friendly. They would find out soon, as stray cats only got food on their mind when it's their feeding time.


The sun was still shining, and the cats were posing nicely, as Janine fed the colony of almost 20, and talked about her work. In the light of a few recent incidences around stray cats in Malta, such as the internationally renowned Cat Village in St. Julian's being moved (for profit from building development), and the controversy around the famous, chipped cat "Masha" in Valletta recently being euthanised by the authorities (without informing the owner), the stray cat topic is gaining more momentum in the public, and we are particularly happy that national TV will dedicate 5 minutes of the evening news to the hundreds of thousand of stray and abandoned cats in Malta very soon. And we are happy for the chance to talk about our book "Islands of Cats", which is dedicated to the important work of the more than 1,000 individuals in Malta and Gozo, looking after the welfare of our furry co-citizens.


Watch video clip on YouTube

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