On Tuesday I was pleased to join an online event to pledge support for Cats Protection’s campaign for compulsory microchipping of pet cats and to discuss how the measure could significantly improve feline welfare in the UK.

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity, is calling for microchipping to become compulsory for pet cats, as it already is for dogs.

I’m pleased to support Cats Protection’s campaign for compulsory microchipping of pet cats. Ensuring all pet cats are microchipped would be an important step in improving the welfare of one of the nation’s best-loved pets.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cats Protection hosted its microchipping discussion online to update politicians on its campaign.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent and cost-effective method of identification which ensures cats can be reunited with their owner should they go missing. It means lost cats are not mistaken as strays and taken in by rehoming charities.

Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat charity, helping around 200,000 cats every year through a network of around 230 volunteer-run branches and 37 centres.

To find out more about the charity, please click here.

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