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Wire Cat Baskets, Cat Traps, Animal Care Equipment, Animal Handling Gloves and Elizabethan Collars

About Us

Our Values
The Team
Founder Melvyn Driver has always owned dogs and held an interest in the welfare of animals. In the 1960’s,TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) was a new concept. Working with UFAW (Universities Federation of Animal Welfare) and SPANA, Melvyn engineered the Eziset cat trap. A much appreciated alternative to stray cat population practices of the time. Following this, at the request of an RSPCA Inspector, Melvyn developed a humane dog grasper. The traps and graspers soon became essential pieces of kit for vets, rescue workers, dog wardens and others in the sector. With the essential co-operation of those directly involved in animal welfare, MDC (Melvyn Driver Components) was established and further quality products were developed. This included the unique fabric Mikki Muzzle providing safety to the handler whilst addressing the welfare needs of the dog. This top selling item launched ‘Mikki Pet Products’. More successful products followed including grooming equipment and other items for the pet market. In 1998, Melvyn sold Mikki and focused on his real passion - developing high welfare animal handling equipment and products. The comprehensive MDC Export range is stocked by wholesalers and distributors and used extensively by vets, kennels, catteries, local authorities and welfare organisations both in the UK and abroad.
Social attitudes towards animals have changed significantly over the years and MDC have been a driving force ensuring that they are treated in a humane way. With animal welfare in mind, we provide practical solutions for their management and aid the health & safety for those who work with them. With input from expert veterinary professionals, behaviourists (including Dr Roger Mugford) and other specialists in the field (Ian MacFarlaine), our traps, baskets, capture and restraint products have been designed to enable the essential care and treatment of animals whilst keeping unavoidable stress, suffering or discomfort to a minimum.  We do not participate in any form of invasive animal handling testing. Our equipment is trialled on only by obliging pets owned by our family members and selected experts involved in animal handling.  We use soft toys for any contrived photography or videos. Other images are from 'real life' so no animal is exploited for marketing purposes. 

Recognising the value of the MDC ethos and product range, the company has won numerous awards including Star Product Award (PPM), Best Pet Related Product (Pet Index), Most Supportive Company (NDWA), Best Small Animal Product (PPM), Outstanding Commitment to Cat Welfare (ICC). Cat Friendly Award (Smart SoftE Collars) and Award for Innovation in Humane Cat Population Management (ICC). We also believe in 'giving back' so in addition to our charitable promotions, since 1996 MDC have donated thousands of pounds worth of equipment to deserving animal rescue recipients via the annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference.
Director and Founder: Melvyn Driver
Managing Director: Kay Gibbins
Product research & development: Miranda Luck RVN is our consultant animal welfare specialist and can help you with any veterinary or associated technical enquires.
Sales Director: Stephen Driver
Support staff: Debbie and Beth are always on hand to assist with your customer enquiries. Lee in the warehouse will make sure your product is double checked and packaged safely for delivery. 
Warehouse manager: Lee will make sure your product is double checked and packaged safely for delivery. He's assisted by Geoff Driver who also has in-depth knowledge of all the MDC products.
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