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Scanners donated to Council to help identify deceased cats

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Six scanners have been donated by West Cumbria Cats Protection to help Allerdale Borough Council to identify deceased cats.

Cats Protection were awarded funding to help owners be reunited with their pets by buying equipment to

Frances Morton from West Cumbria Cats Protection said: “By offering the scanners to local Councils, whose officers often come across deceased pets in their area, they would be best placed to put them to use.

“Due to the number of cats that go missing with their owners never finding out where they have gone, we felt that asking Allerdale Borough Council to use the scanners so that any cat that has died could be scanned and they can inform the owner. We would like to thank the Council for accepting and agreeing to use the scanners to give that closure to the cats’ owners.”

The handheld portable scanners will be carried by the Council’s Street Scene Officers who will be able to quickly and easily identify microchipped cats.

Mike Rollo, Assistant Operations Manager for Environment and Parking at Allerdale Borough Council, added: “The Council is delighted to accept these scanners and we hope that it will help to bring some comfort to cat owners. We would encourage all owners to microchip their pets so that, should the worst happen and they disappear, they are in the best position to be identified and they can be notified.”

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