Saturday, 28 January 2017

We are featured in leading German cat magazine "Our Cats"

"Islands of Cats" has been featured in one of Germany's leading cat magazines, "Our Cats", edition  2/17 and published in print and online on 17 January 2017. 

This 2-page article (»png, »pdf) presents a short introduction as well as photographic impressions from the German version of our photostory-book "Islands of Cats". We would like to express our appreciation to Publisher Verlag Minerva in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and we do hope that this feature will gain a lot of interest for the valuable work of the stray cat carers in Malta and Gozo.

Grazzi ħafna !  Thank you very much !

Monday, 23 January 2017

Islands of Cats is now available on Amazon UK and Germany

The colourful hardcover photo-story books 'Islands of Cats', 'Inseln der Katzen' and 'Il-Gżejjer tal-Qtates' can now be purchased via Amazon UK or Amazon Germany:
We will make all books available in more Amazon online stores in Europe as well as Amazon USA and Japan. Use your Amazon buyer account for your purchase in a safe online shopping environment, or have a book shipped to a friend. In the near future our books will also be shipped from the nearest Amazon fulfilment center which makes it easy for you to group with other purchases and save on shipping costs.

From 'Islands of Cats': daily stray cat dinner buffet in Birżebbuġa

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

We can learn from people who help stray animals to survive cold winter (via inUth)

A blog post we find well worth sharing, found on inUth India a few days ago:

"These tiny tales of people coming out to help stray animals survive the chilling winters will warm the coldest hearts. Faith in humanity restored!

While you snuggle under your blanket to keep yourself warm during the harsh winters, hundreds of stray animals desperately look for cover to survive the cold waves.

It is totally understandable that it is not possible to bring all the stray animals home during winters. However, you can still make small efforts that will make a big difference in the lives these homeless cats and dogs. These people are doing the sweetest thing they can to help these stray animals stay warm during the chilling winters.

With Turkey experiencing one of its coldest winters, some people have made deliberate efforts to help the stray dogs withstand the snow storm. Amid the freezing weather conditions, people in Istanbul are..." read on.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Video: How Cats see the World (via BusinessInsider)

The fascinating way cats see the world is nothing like what you might expect...

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Study: Income is Major Factor When Owners Avoid Sterilizing Cats (via VPN)

Veterinary Practice News 15 December 2016: "A study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found regular veterinary visits by low-income cat-owning households to be a luxury most say they cannot afford.

In fact, nearly 70 percent of people who divulged their annual household income as less than $25,000 said they never took their cat to a veterinarian before they visited a low-cost sterilization clinic.

The study was conducted by Valerie Benka, MS, MPP, of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University and Emily McCobb, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, a clinical associate professor in the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
» Read more and see the study results