With Ethics and Knowledge


The Social Capital Foundation Animal Welfare

Animals and the nature are part of the community and the community's heritage. For this reason, The Social Capital Foundation is interested in promoting animal welfare, restoring the land, and contributing to the balance of nature. The Social Capital Foundation recommends that citizens act in favor of these values.
These years (2008-2018), TSCF has borne special interest to the cats of Malta. The cats in the island of Malta are often described on postcards, books and photos, and are cheered by tourists and travelers. 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 can provide for legal assistance caretakers who need it.

To help the animals, however, one has got to know them. Too many charities and caretakers know too little about the animals they want to help. We give the utmost importance to knowledge, be it of the individual animals or of their species' behavior and physiology.
The Social Capital Foundation animal welfare policy also gives the utmost importance to ethics. This covers both the way we treat the animals and the necessary involvement of neighbors and the community in any important decision concerning them. Caretakers should beware of human projections, and always act in the exclusive interest of the animals.
The Social Capital Foundation animal welfare policy condemns 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, 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. Through too systematic neutering, these organizations attempt to eliminate these free animal populations on the mid-term. We disapprove such policy, as it is negative - and it is based on truncated and erroneous demographic data.

The TSCF Rating Department classifies all Animal Welfare organizations that practice killing, including euthanasia and total neutering, as Non-Trust Grade EE+ level organizations. The TSCF Rating Department has also issued a qualified evaluation of the governmental Animal Welfare Department Malta for conducting erroneous policies that are not in the interest of animals.

The Social Capital Foundation does not recognize government ownership over public land. It may, to its sole liking, along with other genuine organizations or persons, improve, organize, sanitize, fertilize, settle or restore plots of public land for the benefit of the public. Beyond supporting a particular species, TSCF has rehabilitated a plot of land in the village of Mellieha, Malta, rebuilt the traditional walls, and created a Mediterranean insectary garden to help the fauna find the food it needs (2015-2018). We have sanitized the area, which had been a wasteland for decades, prey to rogue dumping and criminal fireworks pollution. <>




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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14/07/2017 - Fireworks of Mellieha forced to clean up the area they have polluted for years!

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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