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March 17, 2019
We need a birthday cake! Birdsbesafe® company is ten years old! What a long way we have since beginning our efforts in March of 2009.
We invented this product to stop our own cat's bird captures, and when our idea worked to foil this highly skilled cat, we thought it was a real problem-solver that other cat owners could use to protect birds in their yards. And... this has proved to be so!
Here is a customer testimonial from a couple of weeks ago:
"Your collars have done so much to assuage our guilt of being bird lovers but also having two outdoor cats. Since finding your collars two years ago, the incidence of "gifts" being brought to our door has decreased by 95%! I may be giving our cats too much credit, but it almost seems like they have learned the futility of hunting birds (not my garden rodents). They are now more prone to sit on the back stoop idly watching the activity on and below the feeders. Thank you!"Receiving testimonials is as gratifying in year ten as it was in year one! I had in mind to write up some reflections at this anniversary mark, but I have to say: I'm too busy getting your products ready for your cats for this spring! At the very beginning, in 2009, I hoped that if the product worked well for other cats (and it did) that I could popularize its use around the world. It was a big mission for a one-product company, but we have done as much, or more, than we set out to do, and we're not done yet. Every day, business grows and that means more birds are protected from pet cats. Visit our list of stores that re-sell our products, or shop our products on Amazon or this website. We now welcome two BirdLife International members in Europe! And remember, when you protect birds in your yard, you become part of bird conservation globally. Do your part. If you can't keep your cat indoors, do protect birds in your yard!
Now, we have to get back to work, so you can enjoy the benefit of this Made-in-the-U.S. innovation!
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!
October 23, 2019