Today I am going to get serious about a very important campaign.
It all started when Mum read in the September issue of Your Cat magazine about the Cats Matter cause. We were both disgusted and angry to learn that over one in ten drivers leave a cat to die alone after they hit it. They are not required by law to report it. However, it is illegal to leave the scene after hitting a dog as it must be reported.
What is Cats Matter?
The ultimate goal of Cats Matter is to challenge UK law surrounding cats' welfare on UK roads. Continuously liaising with MPs and Government Departments, Cats Matter works tirelessly towards making it illegal for drivers to leave the scene without reporting if they have hit a cat.
Not "Just a Cat"
The Cats Matter campaign also calls for it to be mandatory for all councils to scan every cat found and notify the owners, as well as spreading this message far and wide, in the hope of changing driver mindsets that it is ‘just a cat’.