APGOCATS to hold AGM on 19 March 2024

APGOCATS to hold AGM on 7th June

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cats will be holding its AGM on the 7th June 2023 at 10am.

There will also be a policy discussion where we will cover key areas including; the Kept Animal’s Bill and the introduction of compulsory microchipping for pet cats in England, as well as exploring new areas relevant to cat welfare the APPG can focus on in the future.

Please contact the secretariat (info@apgocats.org.uk) for any further information

APGOCATS – Cat Theft Drop in Event in Parliament – 14 March 2023

APGOCATS – Cat Theft Drop in Event in Parliament – 14 March 2023

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cats held an event in Parliament on 14 March 2023 calling for cats to be included in pet theft law.

APGOCATS is concerned that cases of recorded cat theft have reached an all-time high according to data from Pet Theft Awareness. The Cat Theft report 2022 has found that, in 2021, the number of cases has increased an astonishing 40% since 2020 and quadrupled since 2015. Unfortunately, current proposals for a new offence of pet abduction will not include cats at the outset.

We were delighted that over 50 politicians attended. It was great to have so many parliamentarians show support for cats to be included in any new pet abduction offence.

Please contact the secretariat for further details.