Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Public consultation launched on scheme to chip 2.6m unregistered cats to help reunite lost animals with their owners

Compulsory microchipping for cats and kittens could be introduced in England as early as next year, in a move that would help reunite thousands of owners with their lost or stolen pets.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) launched an eight-week public consultation on Wednesday on proposals to make it mandatory for owners to microchip their cats, seeking input from vets, owners and members of the public.

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