03/03/2018

Scotland or Wales - Who will be First in the UK to Have all Councils Scanning Deceased Pets?

Dunbarton Council to Implement Microchip Scanning

Recently, we published an article about how close Wales is to becoming the first all scanning country in the UK, but it looks li...

27/02/2018

Whilst CatsMatter’s work with the UK, and Scottish Governments, intensely heat up… work with the Welsh Government is beginning to cool down – but only because the work there is nearly done.

Last year, CatsMatter produced a petition to the Welsh Assembly asking that dece...

14/02/2018

In January, CatsMatter Co-Founder Mandy Lowe headed up to Cumbria to meet with Sue Hayman, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss new legislation requiring motorists to report accidents where an animal has been injured. 

We are ver...

12/02/2018

Nick Carpenter, founder of lost and found pet site, PetsReunited, approached CatsMatter earlier this year looking for ways to help support the campaign.  Nick felt that the campaign was not only very relevant to the users of PetsReunited but also, personally relevant t...

29/01/2018

Although just a little under 10% of councils still do not have access to microchip scanners nationwide (which is another issue we work to rectify), we also note that many of the councils who possess scanners are not always using them.

It was with that in mind that we cr...

20/12/2017

Sadly, we hear all too often how people come across a cat in the road, and dispose of them themselves. There doesn't appear to be anything sinister in their actions, we believe it simply comes down to people not being aware, and genuinely don't know what to do.

There is...

20/12/2017

Ali was almost home. She lives in a little village with a single track road, and she always drives extra cautious and slow as there's usually dogs, chickens or even large farm machinery just around the corner. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a cat shot out and flew st...

20/12/2017

Pebbles is a very happy chatty cat, especially at breakfast time when he wakes Hannah up! His main jobs around the house are being bathroom attendant, before falling asleep on the mat, and play fighting with his brother Smudge. He loved playing out with his brother, an...

20/12/2017

Outdoor cats can have a wonderful life of freedom; patrolling their territories and behaving like cats in the wild. Sadly, cats are also at risk of being injured or killed in accidents on busy roads. Every 2 and a half minutes in the UK, one of our cats, will be involv...

19/12/2017

Last month, Emma and her dad were driving down a residential street which a cat bolted out from behind a car in front of them. It was so quick, there was no time to avoid a collision. Emma's dad instantly stopped the car as Emma ran out to check on the cat, who was lay...

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