With Ethics and Knowledge

Animals, be they wild or domestic, are part of the community and the community's heritage.  For this reason, TSCF is interested in supporting and promoting animal welfare.  TSCF recommends citizens to act in favor of the welfare of the animals.
These years, TSCF has borne special interest to the cats of Malta.
The cats of Malta are part of the charm of the country. They are often described on postcards, books and photos, and are cheered by tourists and travelers. Despite its affluence, society has mostly ignored their plight - they are the poorest of the poor -, yet their presence contributes to make the cities of Malta more lively, and they are important in the Maltese culture.


The needs of these animals are firstly to be well fed and then to be medically followed up. We feed the cats with products of the best possible quality and provide for appropriate healthcare. In exceptional cases, we provide for legal assistance caretakers who need it. 

As some examples of the costs involved, feeding can cost 1 €, de-worming can cost 10 € and a veterinary consultation can cost 15-20 €, medicines and injections not included.
To help the animals, one has got to know them. We give the utmost importance to knowledge, be it of the individual animals, their condition, family and history, or of their species behavior and physiology. Caretakers should beware of human projections and stay close to the exclusive interest of the animals. To be efficient, caretakers and neighbors should be educated prior taking care of any animals.
We also give the utmost importance to ethics. This involves both the way we treat the animals and the necessary involvement of neighbors and the community in any important decision concerning the animals. We condemn firmly any form of cruelty, should it be perpetrated by individuals and organizations, which includes mistreatment, culling, "euthanasia", systematic neutering, and any form of direct or indirect damage. Animals have the right to live, to reproduce themselves, and to have everything they need.

In this respect, TSCF draws the attention of the public to the hidden agenda pursued by a large number of charities, government bodies and veterinary medicine professionals. By neutering too systematically the feral cats of Malta, these organizations strive to exterminate these free populations on the mid-term. We disapprove such policy as it is negative and based on truncated demographic data.

The TSCF Rating Department classifies all Animal Welfare organizations that practice killing, including soft killing (euthanasia and total neutering), as Non-Trust Grade EE+Black level organizations (criminal organizations).

The TSCF Rating Department has also issued a negative evaluation of the governmental Animal Welfare Department Malta.


TSCF Ethical Code for Animals

Guide: How to Care for a Feral Cat Colony (PDF)

Give Them A Chance Campaign, Posters for Print

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16/01/2015 - Court orders small delinquent Emmanuel Sammut to stay away while TSCF volunteers care for cat colony!

16/12/2014 - Malta Police steals collection boxes appertaining to TSCF! See Press Release here.
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