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Support our Edinburgh and Lothians Snip and Chip campaign

Edinburgh chip and snip campaign
We're asking you to support our campaign to help low income cat owners get their cats neutered and microchipped, and to promote the benefits of microchipping as a safe and permanent way to identify pet cats.

Ways you can support our Edinburgh and Lothian Snip and Chip campaign:
• We're asking MSPs across Scotland to support the Scottish Parliament's motion on microchipping cats, put forward by MSP Christine Grahame

"That the parliament understands that 45% of cats in Scotland are not microchipped, compared with the UK average of 32%; supports microchipping and neutering of cats as a safe and permanent method of identification to help reunite cats with their owners and to prevent unwanted litters; welcomes the Cats Protection campaign, Snip & Chip, to help low-income cat owners across Edinburgh and Lothians have their cats neutered and microchipped, commends the charity on its work across Scotland in microchipping more than 2,600 cats and neutering over 12,000 in 2016, and believes that all cat owners across Scotland would benefit from neutering and microchipping."

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• We're asking MSPs, MPs and Councillors in the EH postcode area to spread the news about our campaign
Cat owners can find out more about our Snip and Chip scheme including whether they could be eligible or not here

• We're asking MSPs, MPs and Councillors in the EH postcode area to visit their nearest participating vets and share a photo of them supporting our campaign on social media

Take a look at our Twitter feed below to see who is getting involved

Pictured: Christine Grahame MSP with Cats Protection’s Advocacy and Government Relations Officer Richard Clare and Community Neutering Officer Sarah Reid.

About the campaign

• In 2016, Cats Protection microchipped 2,650 cats, neutered more than 12,000 cats and rehomed more than 5,000 cats across Scotland

• Over the next 12 months, we're aiming to neuter and microchip 1,200 cats in the Edinburgh and Lothians region with our Snip and Chip campaign

• The scheme is available to cat owners in the EH postcode area who are pensioners, full time students or in receipt of a state benefit

Support our campaign

You can take read our press release about the campaign here

A map of participating vets across Edinburgh and Lothians can be found here