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While dog microchipping has been a mandatory part of keeping a dog since 2016, cats, despite their independence and being free roaming, are not.
Mandatory Microchipping for cats
In 2021 The Government issued a Press release relating to new legislation making it mandatory for all cat owners in England to microchip their cats by the time they are 20 weeks of age. Owners must ensure their contact details are stored and kept up to date on a pet microchipping database or risk a fine of up to £500.
This long overdue legislation is expected to be made a legal requirement in 2024.
Cat ownership boomed during the pandemic with back street breeders selling kittens for huge profits. However, unlike responsible rescue organisations, many of these cats weren't neutered, leading to a #kittencrisis and scores of abandoned animals.
One Voice for Animals UK fully supports the microchipping of cats, we see this as a step towards more responsible ownership. We recommend www.Mypetq.io as an affordable, reliable and Defra compliant database for registering your pet.
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