MSE Poll: Do you own a cat and is it microchipped?

Poll started 7 May 2024

From Monday 10 June, all cats aged 20+ weeks must be microchipped and have their details registered on a database – failure to do so could ultimately result in a £500 fine. So, we want to know two things: do you own a cat, and is your furry friend already microchipped?

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  • Robin9
    Robin9 Posts: 12,138 Forumite
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    What's the point of the No answer ?

    There should be a question  - how many cats?

    PS You don't own a cat -  they own you - you are their servant.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • shropshirelady
    shropshirelady Posts: 39 Forumite
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    edited 8 May at 2:38PM
    All 4 of my cats are chipped. There are phoney so called chip companies though, so many cats and dogs are not actually registered. Some implanters don't register the pets chips either and it's down to the owners to register them, or the owner won't be found if they go missing.
  • Mrtvac
    Mrtvac Posts: 5 Newbie
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    In regards to microchip registration, there are currently over 20 databases where you can register microchip (you can find full list it on website) and most of them are quite good with hiding their fees - some have one-off fee, some have annual recurring fee, some will charge you if/when you need to update registration details etc and I couldn't find any comparison online.

    Did anyone tried to find such thing?

    If there isn't a such thing, it would be great for MSE to look into it, especially now with the new law for cats coming into force on 10th June.
  • Bellisima
    Bellisima Posts: 153 Forumite
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    My cat is microchipped, done when he had his second vaccination.   Now it depends how much you value your little puddy, but cats go missing all the time, every day, so microchipping and registering it means you can be reunited if it ends up in a shelter or vets.  Don’t assume you don’t need to do this if the cat is an “indoor” cat, they do escape.  I can’t believe people voted not to microchip their cat.  Lazy owners. 
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