DEFRA clarify position regarding who can microchip cats

Posted: 9 August 2016 at 9:31 am


Following VetSkill and other welfare organisations requests to clarify who can microchip cats under what circumstances, a spokesperson for DEFRA has confirmed that:

‘If a cat is being microchipped for pet travel it would need to follow the requirements as set out in the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order 2011 which an amendment was made in 2014. Where a cat is being microchipped for a different purpose, it would not need to be microchipped by any particular person.’

The Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals (Amendment) Order 2014