Palm Beach, FL – Friends of Palm Beach Island Cats, Inc. (PBIC) were treated to a feline themed kick-off party for PBIC’s inuagural “Cat’s Meow Ball” at the Worth Avenue showroom of Kaufmann de Suisse jewelers on February 28th, 2013.
President David Leavitt’s letter to editor of the Palm Beach Daily News questions scientific validity of Smithsonian Cat Study.
Alley Cat Allies sent this email to everyone they know today. Apparently the Smithsonian report is catching headlines everywhere, and just this week a resident cited the Smithsonian study in her argument against the cats saying it is the cause of no songbirds on the island. <I don’t ever recall hearing a songbird in Palm Beach, and I’ve worked there more than 20 years!>
A recent article in the Daily News ‘Shiny Sheet’ outlined why ‘feral cats are under fire in the national news’. It's apparently because of a recent Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute study. Leslie Moss, executive director of Palm Beach Island Cats, disputes the study. ‘Cats are not responsible for disappearing animal populations, she said, man is.’
PBIC was thrilled to selected as one of the charities to benefit from the Fourth Annual FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge. It was presented by Fidelity Investments Saturday evening, January 26, 2013 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. The event, which raised $1.5 million for 34 charities in Palm Beach County, is a part of FTI’s Winter Equestrian Festival, which started Jan. 9 and runs to March 31.