Cumnock and Doon Valley’s Cats Protection branch is backing a bid to change the law to require motorists who hit cats to stop, report what has happened, and seek help from a vet. 

A debate took place at Westminster Hall last week, with the group saying a “positive” outcome came from this.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We, and many others around the UK, simply can’t understand why, in 2023, it is perfectly legal to hit a cat when driving and drive on, leaving them in scared, in pain, or worse.

“We have been campaigning for a number of years now and will not stop until laws are in place that offer cats the same rights and protections on roads that dogs currently enjoy.”

More information can be found online at the Cats Protection website (