Cat Deaths on Roads

Thursday 7 June 2018, 10:00am

Motion detail

"This Assembly notes that there is currently no obligation to report all cat deaths on roads. Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 requires people to report collisions involving animals including dogs but not cats.[1]


This Assembly recognises the distress that can be caused to London’s cat owners if they are not informed of the death of their pets.


We therefore call on the Mayor to lobby government to enact legislation that would require local authorities to ensure the mandatory scanning of all deceased cats collected from the roadside.


We also call on the Mayor of London and the Chair of the London Assembly to write to councils in London to make sure their own street cleaning teams treat all cats with respect and ensure microchips are checked when cats are found dead in the street."