Named a Top Ten Pet Product for Earth Day by People Pets - See Blog
May 29, 2009
We had the pleasure of meeting folks at the International Migratory Bird Day event held by the Birds of Vermont Museum. If you don't know the Huntington Vermont museum, it's a great place to see a remarkable collection of wood, hand-carved birds that represent most of the species found in Vermont.
For our day, we spoke to people about Birdsbesafe cat collar covers and how they work. Then we luckily met the reporter from the Burlington Free Press, Lynn Monty, who wrote a nice story on us. We don't have a link to it, but here is her opening sentence (which we found quite clever):
"Nancy Brennan of Birdsbesafe LLC, is trying to make sure that cats in our region don't end up looking like the infamous 'cat that caught the canary.'"
We really enjoyed meeting a wildlife rehabilitator, seeing the museum, chatting with folks, and meeting Bernd Heinrich, local expert bird biologist.
April 28, 2021
Does this make our pet products officially famous?
We made the list of 10 best eco-friendly pet products for Earth Day! We're lucky #7. See the story by People Pets' editor here.
We're on a mission to protect birds from cats that hunt. Thank you, cat owners!
April 16, 2021
We are grateful for the loyalty and dedication of our sewing partners, who have sewn our products ever since 2015. Our products are made in the United States, and they always have been. It is a decision of ours to support American manufacturing, and to support the fair compensation of the sewing professionals whose hands guide our products through the sewing process. We rely on their superb professional sewing capabilities in order to bring you a beautiful collar cover to help protect birds -- and to dress up your cat in an attractive way.
Fabric is the main "ingredient" of our product. Over the years, fabric prices have increased. Today, we raised the price of our product. It was our first price increase since 2013. We needed our prices to better reflect our actual costs. We hope you will understand and appreciate that it was an overdue adjustment.
February 12, 2021
Results of a scientific field study, led by Univ. of Exeter's Dr. Robbie MacDonald, were published in the journal Current Biology this week."Fitting Birdsbesafe collar covers reduced the numbers of birds captured and brought home by 42% but had no discernible effect on mammals."
And, the research paper characterized it: "Birdsbesafe is a colorful collar cover that works as a visual warning, increasing the visibility of cats to potential prey animals with color vision. It exhibited pronounced effectiveness in reducing killing of birds, and more generally, prey with good color vision, including herpetofauna."