Microchipping Cats in Walsall
27th February 2024
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What is the new legislation?

From 10 June 2024, in England it will be compulsory to have your cat microchipped from 20 weeks of age. We understand that this can be difficult, so we have put together some local practices where your beloved cat can be microchipped.

What will happen during microchipping?

During microchipping, a small chip, the size of a grain of rice, will be inserted under your cats skin. The microchip will contain a unique serial number which will be put on a registered database and will contain the necessary details of your cat. When a cat is found, the details on the microchip will contain information to contact you and your cat can be reunited with you.

Why is microchipping so important?

In England, there are over 9 million pet cats and there are 2.3 million that remain to be unchipped. Sadly, when a cat is lost of stolen, it is very difficult to reunite them with their owners. Microchipping is the most effective way to reunite them and therefore, this legislation has been well received by many.

Madison Rogers, Head of Advocacy, Campaigns and Government for Cats Protection said: 

“Cats Protection is delighted that pet cats in England will be given the same protection as dogs when it comes to microchipping. The charity regularly reunites owners with their much-loved cats, and in most cases this is only possible thanks to microchips. No matter how far from home they are found, or how long they have been missing, if a cat has a microchip there is a good chance that a lost cat will be swiftly returned home.”

What will happen if I don't microchip my cat?

As this is law, it is compulsory for all owners to have their cat microchipped by 10th June 2024 and if owners have not, they will have 21 days to have one implanted, otherwise, a fine of up to £500 will be given. 

Where can I get my cat microchipped?

At The best of Walsall, we know this may be difficult so we have highlighted some of the local vets that can help with microchipping

CLICK HERE for the information.


Information: www.gov.uk

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