MP submits bill to provide legal protection for cats

A cat from a sanctuary in Gillingham, Kent Credit: ITV Meridan

An MP in Kent is spearheading a campaign to provide more legal protection for domestic cats.

It is thought that there are 11 million pet cats in the UK but, unlike dogs, there is no obligation to microchip them or inform the police after they have been found injured in a road accident.

Gillingham MP, Rehman Chrishti, has tabled a bill in parliament hoping to ensure that cats and dogs are treated the same.

A second commons reading of the bill will take place at the end of November.

Our reporter, Tom Savvides went to meet Natasha McPhee who runs a cat centre in Gillingham.

You can find out more about MP Rehman Chishti's bill here.