Email your local council: scan cats killed by cars for microchips

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SIGNED - SO FAR 8 COUNCILS HAVE IMPLEMENTED THIS SCHEME AS A RESULT OF THIS CAMPAIGN. WE ARE STILL IN TALKS WITH SOME OTHERS TBC. YOU SIGNED THIS DEMANDING CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL - NOW SIGN TO GET THIS IMPLIMENTED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL! WE NEED A LAW CHANGE FOR THOSE COUNCILS REFUSING TO CHANGE; https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/172989

This is a photo of tabby cat Jackie, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver when she was less than a year old.

When a cat is hit and killed by a vehicle, it is devastating for their owners. But sometimes, when a cat goes missing, its owners may never find out if they are lost or have been killed in a road accident. There is no closure for the owners and their feelings of loss may go on and on. 

Dear Councillor,

When a cat is hit and killed by a vehicle, it is devastating for their owners. But sometimes, when a cat goes missing, its owners may never find out if they are lost or have been killed in a road accident. There is no closure for the owners and their feelings of loss may go on and on.  

After a Care2 petition, some councils have agreed to scan the bodies of any deceased cats they find for microchips. They're then able to inform the owners, and keep a record in case owners get in touch with them.

Can you tell me if our council does the same? Don't let cat owners be left with no closure for their loss. If we don't already, please can you introduce a policy of scanning deceased pets for microchips, informing owners and keeping records of animals killed by vehicles?

[Your comment]

NOTE: If our council already scans deceased cats and informs owners, Care2 can take you off this email list if you let them know directly here: http://bit.ly/2c9kq74

Many thanks,

[Your name]
[Your address]
[Your email address]

Update #211 months ago
So far 10 councils have implemented a new policy to scan cats as a result of your signatures on this petition! We are still in talks with many councils and hope to announce more soon. There are of course some councils who refuse to look into this issue for residents. If your council is one of them why not start your own petition? You can also sign my petition asking for a law to be passed nationally.
Update #1about a year ago
Thank you for emailing your council to find out if they scan deceased cats for microchips. Please let us know what your council said, so that we can stop lobbying councils that are already doing the right thing. Tell us here. Thank you!
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