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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with so many stray cats.So, of course, we said "yes" to Cat Haven, but then we had a better idea: Send them some out-of-date fabric ruffs and keep the price really low, making a sort of donation/discount package.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.
October 17, 2020
We really enjoy hearing from you about your successes with Birdsbesafe® collar covers on your cats protecting birds in your yards. Here's just a sampling of some recent emails that we have received! We appreciate every one of them.
Thanks for caring about cats and birds.
"We love your product, it’s amazingly effective…not a single caught bird since we’ve started using the collar covers. Wish all cat owners who let their cats outside knew about these."
October 08, 2020
Today, in Vermont, we are past our peak foliage color display, and the first snow fell in the White Mountains last night in nearby NH. Many species of birds have already migrated through, on their way to wintering locations to the south.
A few weeks ago, we saw this unidentified Thrush species, with a few other birds, grazing over a period of days as they fed for the long flights to come. And today, there were Dark-eyed Juncos and a small flock of these Sparrows.
September 01, 2020
UPDATE: Oct. 20. We are seeing slow shipping times for individual packages to Australia and New Zealand. If your tracking shows no change for a week, be reassured your packaging is still traveling towards you, but slowly.
The postage cost is very high, and the shipping times too slow. More news, as we know it.