Cat and dog microchipping and scanning in England
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Detail of outcome
The responses to this consultation showed strong support for cat microchipping.
The government will introduce legislation to make cat microchipping compulsory, and will work with local authorities and veterinary professions to support scanning practices.
Detail of feedback received
We received over 33,000 responses to this consultation.
We want to know what you think about our plans to introduce compulsory cat microchipping in England and how you think this should be implemented.
We also want to know whether you think vets and other bodies should be required to scan cats and dogs for microchips in certain situations. For example, prior to euthanasia.
Last updated 4 December 2021 + show all updates
Added the summary of responses and government response for this consultation.
We've added a note to say how many people responded to the consultation and when we'll issue a summary of responses.
Consultation closing date changed to 5pm on 17 February 2021