July 13th was the date that International Cat Care’s Annual Award Ceremony took place at the impressive Church House in Westminster, London. The event focuses on the achievements of the charity along with select individuals and companies who have shown a real commitment and dedication to cat welfare.
This years awards was a double festivity, the charity’s 60 th birthday was celebrated alongside the awards and many of iCatCare’s key supporters from the animal welfare sector, together with companies and organisations who have helped, sponsored and supported the charity over its 60 years were in attendance.
Lord Guy Black, iCatCare’s patron opened the awards, paying tribute to all the incredible work of the charity. There was also a fascinating video highlighting some of the major achievements in the past 60 years. Professor Stuart Carmichael, iCatCare’s chairman was then on hand to present the awards. Here are the awards that were presented on the night.
Easy to Give Awards
- Dechra for Felimazole Coated Tablets for Cats
- Zoetis for Stronghold Plus spot-on solution for cats
- Zoetis for VibraVet Paste
- Bayer for Seresto flea and tick collar for cats
Cat Friendly Awards
- ProtectaPet for Cat Fencing Solutions
- Coastline Global for Kit4Cat Cat Urine Sample Collection Sand
- Sure Petcare for its SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect with Hub
Distance Education Awards
- Sarah Hayward and Rachael Hodgeson for best results achieved in the Certificate in Feline Nursing
- Margaret Fry for the best result received in the Diploma in Feline Nursing
Innovation in Humane Cat Population Management
- MDC Export’s traps, restrainers and transfer baskets
2018 iCatCare Photography Competition winner
- Lindsey Chadwick
Claire Bessant, International Cat Care’s Chief Executive said of the award ceremony:
‘It is a real privilege to be here today, surrounded by so many cat-loving individuals and companies who truly think cat. We are delighted to be able to pay tribute to this year’s award winners whose hard work and dedication really does benefit cats, whether it enables easier medicating, provides the tools to better care for pet cats, or helps those working alongside street cats. There are so many people here today who have worked hand in hand with International Cat Care over the years, offering support and advice, enabling us to make real sustainable changes in cat health and welfare. We are delighted and honoured to be celebrating our 60th birthday with them.’
Those attending the award presentation were treated to the unique photo exhibition of street cats. The images were striking and beautiful, each taken from ‘Street Cats’ the charities latest book, which was launched at the event. All money raised from the sale of the prints and book will go into supporting the charities welfare work.