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100,000 people back change in law to see cat owners informed if pet is killed on the UK's roads

Helena Abrahams and pet cat Credit: Helena Abrahams

One hundred thousand people have backed a change in the law to make sure cat owners are informed if their pet is killed or injured on the UK's roads.

It comes after a campaign by a woman from Bury, who spent weeks searching for her pet cat Gizmo.

The cat had been injured in a traffic accident and had been put to sleep without Helena's knowledge.

Gizmo was microchipped, but unlike dogs, there is no legal obligation to scan found animals.

Helena Abrahams says she doesn't want other owners left "not knowing" what's happened to their pets.

After reaching the 100,000 signature milestone, Helena told ITV Granada Reports:

"We are so pleased after all the work we put in."

– Helena Abrahams

Click here to watch ITV Granada's full report: Heartbroken cat owner calls for change in road accident law