Cat and Dog Microchipping and Scanning in England

Closed 17 Feb 2021

Opened 23 Dec 2020


We are launching this consultation to seek your views on proposals to make cat microchipping a compulsory requirement of cat ownership in England. We are also taking this opportunity to consult on the compulsory scanning of pets (dogs and cats) for microchips.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Vets
  • Pet Owners


  • Animals
  • Pets