Cats Protection has a long-standing commitment to calling for compulsory microchipping of owned cats.
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Cats love to be outdoors, and most of time they make their way home without a problem. But what happens if they get lost or become injured while they’re out exploring?
Our feline friends can’t tell us where they live, so they need to be microchipped to make sure they can always be reunited with their owner. We believe microchipping of owned cats should be compulsory, just as it is for dogs, so they’re protected and safe.
Microchipping is a safe, permanent and cost-effective method of identification which means lost cats can be returned to their owner and not taken in as strays by rehoming charities.
Sadly, cats can be injured or killed in road accidents. A microchip ensures that if they’re taken to a vet or scanned by a local authority, their owner can be quickly contacted.
Even cats that stay indoors can jump through open windows or escape from their carrier on the way to the vet.
Across the UK there are over three million owned cats that are not microchipped. This compares with just 800,000 dogs.* In 2018, eight out of ten of the cats taken in by Cats Protection's UK Adoption Centres were not microchipped.
The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2019, PDSA