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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with so many stray cats.So, of course, we said "yes" to Cat Haven, but then we had a better idea: Send them some out-of-date fabric ruffs and keep the price really low, making a sort of donation/discount package.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.
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."
November 28, 2020
As we enter the holiday season, in 2020, it is remarkable how very unique 2020 has been around the globe. What remained the same, for us at Birdsbesafe company, was our devotion to helping cat owners save birds!
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."