International Cat Care celebrates 60th birthday at its Annual Awards

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.

This year’s awards also celebrated our 60th birthday and were attended by some of iCatCare’s key supporters from the animal welfare sector, together with companies and organisations who have helped, sponsored and supported the charity over its 60 years.

International Cat Care’s patron, Lord Guy Black opened the awards ceremony, paying tribute to the work of the charity which was summed up in a fascinating video outlining the achievements made by International Cat Care in the past 60 years. Professor Stuart Carmichael, iCatCare’s chairman was then on hand to present the awards:

Easy to Give Awards – recognising pharmaceutical companies which have made it easier to give medication to cats

  • Dechra for Felimazole Coated Tablets for Cats
  • Zoetis for Stronghold Plus spot-on solution for cats
  • Zoetis for VibraVet Paste
  • Bayer for Seresto flea and tick collar for cats

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Cat Friendly Awards – recognising products which have made a difference to cat wellbeing

  • ProtectaPet for Cat Fencing Solutions
  • Coastline Global for Kit4Cat Cat Urine Sample Collection Sand
  • Sure Petcare for its SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect with Hub

For more information click here

Distance Education Awards – recognising the best students on the International Society of Feline Medicine’s Vet Nursing courses

  • Sarah Hayward and Rachael Hodgeson for best results achieved in the Certificate in Feline Nursing
  • Margaret Fry for the best result received in the Diploma in Feline Nursing

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Innovation in Humane Cat Population Management – this special award for 2018 recognises the products and ideas which have made major contributions to the ability to help cats in the field of Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)

  • MDC Export’s traps, restrainers and transfer baskets

For more information click here

2018 iCatCare Photography Competition winner – awarded to the overall winner of the charity’s ‘Kittenhood’ photo competition

  • Lindsey Chadwick

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In addition to the award presentation, guests were treated to a unique photo exhibition of street cats; a selection of beautiful and striking images of cats taken from the charity’s latest book, ‘Street Cats’ which was also launched at the event. The exhibition and book (the printing of which was kindly funded by Ceva), provide a fascinating insight into the lives of cats surviving without owners around the world, and reflect the reality of a life on the streets, with some cats thriving and others struggling. All money raised from sales of the photographic prints and the book will go towards iCatCare’s welfare work.

Sincere thanks go to Agria, Ceva and Royal Canin who kindly sponsored the event.

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