West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper joined an online event to pledge support for Cats Protection’s campaign for compulsory microchipping of pet cats.   

MP Rosie joined the virtual drop-in event 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.   

Rosie Cooper MP said: 
“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.  

Head of Advocacy & Government Relations Jacqui Cuff said: 
“Microchipping is an essential part of responsible pet ownership, and ensuring it is compulsory for cats would give them the same protection as dogs. We were delighted to welcome so many politicians online to discuss this important animal welfare issue, and look forward to working together in the future.”  

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 visit www.cats.org.uk  

1.     Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps around 

200,000 cats and kittens each year through a national network around 230 volunteer-run branches and 37 centres.  

2.     Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and 

an understanding of its needs.  

3.     Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and 

SC037711 (Scotland). Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity 

adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the 

name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.  

4.     More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found 

at www.cats.org.uk 

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