Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau
The Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau (BFAB) is a registered Bermuda charity established in 1992. It's main purpose is to control the feral cat population in Bermuda by means of the trap, test, spay/neuter & release programme. BFAB seeks an overall decrease in the number of feral cats in Bermuda.
BFAB, with the help of a donor, has brought in a book, by Dr Linda Elder, Foundation for Critical Thinking, called "Fair-minded Fran and the Three Small Black Community Cats". It is a beautifully illustrated and told tale of a young girl, Fran who notices the cats at her school and finds out what to do to help them.
Some of the books are being donated to school libraries and the main libraries. The rest are available for sale at $10 with all proceeds going to BFAB's spay/neuter programme.
The winners of our poster competition have now been chosen
- Age Category 6-9: Aaliyah Hammer-Furbert, age 7
- Age Category 10-13: Olivia Taylor, age 12
- Age Category 14-17: Ayana Ming-Bean, age 17
- Honourable Mention:
- Caiden Millett, age 7
- Gabrielle Reid, age 11
- Joshua Rugby Topley, age 10
- Donaldo Laurenceo, age 7
A huge thank you to our sponsors Whiska's, who sponsored the gallery and promotional costs, and DNA Creative Shoppe who sponsored the fabulous prizes...every child who entered walked away with a fabulous goodie bag of art supplies! A special thanks to The Bermuda Sun and Bernews for their assistance with promoting the event.
Read more about it and see some of the posters and the people.
Bermuda is a small sub-tropical island, 21 sq. miles in area that is home to a population of some 60,000 people. Irresponsible pet ownership & a warm climate combine to ensure a large stray & feral cat population that has its origins in the domestic cat population. Feline diseases such as Feline AIDS (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia (FeLV) are also present on the island.
In the 1970's, Bermuda's dog population was brought under control through the enforcement of new laws. This removed the main predator to cats. At that time, the Government operated a feline trap & destroy programme, which had little impact on the feral cat population. Out of the failure of 'trap and kill' in controlling the feral cat population in Bermuda grew the trap/neuter/return programme .
A group of people concerned about the problem of feral cats in Bermuda started BFAB (originally known as the Bermuda Feline Aid & Assistance Bureau) in 1992. In particular, these citizens were concerned about the health, reproduction & behaviour of the feral cats.