This year’s photography competition is now open!
We are searching for images of street cats (also thought of as stray cats, feral cats or community cats) which capture the character of these amazing cats surviving without owners and reflect the reality of a life on the streets, in order to inspire change and raise awareness of the plight of street cats.
Twelve winning images will be selected to feature in the iCatCare 2018 calendar which will be sold to raise funds for the charity, with one of these being crowned the overall winner and gracing the front cover. For all of the details on the all important prizes click here
The competition will close at 11.59pm (BST) on 15 May 2017. There is no limit on the number of entries a person can make, so enter as many photos as you’d like before the competition closes!
To see the full terms and conditions and the competition rules click here
Life on the streets is tough for cats yet they are brilliant survivors. As well as risks from disease, road accidents and casual cruelty, they can also face threats from eradication programmes which may employ barbaric methods to reduce feral populations.
The population of unowned cats worldwide is huge, running to hundreds of millions, yet if street populations are managed humanely using methods such as trap, neuter and release (and owned cats are neutered to prevent the number of unwanted cats increasing), cats can live happily alongside people and their welfare maintained.
And while a non-surgical method of population control is still not on the table, we are working with our international partners and using our knowledge and expertise to encourage the development of these technologies that could effectively control cat populations humanely and safely.
Many people help street cats and enjoy their presence – by highlighting these amazing cats we recognise their value and their right to be treated with respect and compassion.
We can’t wait to see your photos Click Here