Hello friends of cats and birds in the UK. We were just featured on the BBC's show "The One". Terrific! The feature showed a woman testing our products on her cats, and the result: No more dead birds!
Here's the link, viewable in the UK only in this format: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04jclr7
To watch it outside of the UK, try a virtual private network service, like Tunnel Bear and set your location to the UK.
It takes a village to raise a child, they say, and it certainly takes a village to start a business from scratch. We have always been lucky finding support for our efforts at Birdsbesafe LLC.
Our business lost a member of its inner circle today, with the passing away of our gentle mentor and personal friend. He was our first champion of our efforts here, and he sustained his enthusiasm, never balked at our questions, gave expert advice, and celebrated our successes.
He always looked at the glass as half full, and although that is a cliche, when you are running a business, it is good to have someone a phonecall away who can describe any challenge as an opportunity. And it's even better when they have faith in your ability to persevere and succeed. I was blessed to have this MBA consultant "on call" for the last eight years, generous with his time and his guidance.
We will continue to try to honor him by being a strong business with a great product that helps saves birds far and wide. Thank you, PD, for your grace and strength, in business and life. We are beholden. And we will miss you, dearly, not just in business, but in all else.
Recently, Birdsbesafe products have been mentioned in two new articles penned by wildlife rehabilitation centers in California. Read one or both for a good overview of why the impact of cats on birds is an important wildlife issue.
The first article describes the use of "catios" and other ways to mediate the impact of cats on wildlife. It was written by staff of WildCare in Marin County.
Are you wondering how a cat collar goes inside of the Birdsbesafe® collar cover? We know it is a little hard to visualize. This description should help!
It’s important to understand that you need two parts in order to put the fabric Birdsbesafe® Cover on your cat. You need: the Birdsbesafe® collar cover and an interior cat collar (with the buckle).
The cat collar can be any brand of cat collar. Maybe your cat has one already? It should be a breakaway buckle type that releases under pressure for cat safety.
Here’s a photo of how the collar looks, inside the Birdsbesafe® cat collar cover.
You can adjust the fit of the interior cat collar in the normal way that most cat collars are adjusted—with the slider part, adjusting the overall length.
Here's Lou, not hiding in the purple flowers, because he's wearing the bright colors of Birdsbesafe cat collar covers. This photo, which came from a customer recently, sums up how our products work:
We offer a variety of breakaway cat collar styles and brands. We're always testing and looking for any new cat collar developments from the bigger pet product companies. Here are thoughts, at present, to help with your collar decision.
Remember: A Birdsbesafe cat collar is tubular in shape, and is held on by a cat collar. Your Birdsbesafe cover falls off in an emergency when the breakaway buckle releases.