Sun.co.uk - Nine lives - This is why you don’t have to report running over a cat to police but you MUST for dogs - is it fair? - February 15 2018
15 February 2018
Jacqui Cuff, Head of Advocacy and Government Relations for CP, is quoted: “Accidents involving dogs are more likely in the eyes of the law to lead to damage, either to property or people, so drivers need to report the details to the police to establish liability.
Secondly, dogs are required to wear collars and be kept on a lead on the highway so drivers need to report accidents involving dogs in case an offence has been committed by the owner. We don’t have this argument for cats as they can roam freely. That said, we would always urge anyone who injures a cat while driving to take the cat to a vet for emergency treatment or report it to the police as it is most likely someone’s pet and it can be heart-breaking for owners not to know what has become of a missing animal.”