NPR All Things Considered Story Profiles Birdsbesafe Collar Covers! Click here for our Blog post with link
September 21, 2011
Welcome to Birdsbesafe fans and friends down under. It's spring there and time to help protect birds from cats. Birdsbesafe orders have started arriving from those countries. Wonderful!We also got a special inquiry from Western Australia's Cat Haven and its director. Would we make a wholesale shipment of Birdsbesafe cat collars available to them? They promote: "caring, rescuing, re-homing, and raising awareness for cats" in their region, where stray cats are many. The Cat Haven does a wonderful job. Check out their video on their website if you want to be inspired. Their stray cat issue is a nationally important one: so important that there is even legislation about it. Cats must have chip IDs, I think, for example.And cat predation on birds is a burden in their environment, with so many stray cats.So, of course, we said "yes" to Cat Haven, but then we had a better idea: Send them some out-of-date fabric ruffs and keep the price really low, making a sort of donation/discount package. Off went the box of goods to Australia. We felt proud to help. Birdsbesafe ultimately would like to be in a great position to help more agencies and organizations. We still have our own growing pains to deal with (a-hem, we need some more revenue), but we were happy to help. It's a small world. Australian cats may be less likely to catch birds now.
April 02, 2020
March 11, 2020
A news story on All Things Considered on NPR Radio by Lauren Sommer discusses the toll on wildlife by free-roaming cats, and then discusses the Birdsbesafe® cat collar cover with Dr. Willson, whose field study (published in 2015) validated our claims. Birdsbesafe cat collar covers are, indeed, able to highly reduce the number of birds caught by cats. Enjoy the radio story here.
February 29, 2020
Would you dress up your cat in brightly colored "ruff" to save the lives of backyard birds? It was an open question, when I started my company to popularize my own bird-saving invention in 2009.
Eleven years later, we owe all our customers a debt of gratitude for providing a resounding "Yes" to that question. You do care about birds, and you will use our colorful cat accessory to save birds from your cat. Thank you!