A West End actress is campaigning to change the law so that motorists who run over cats are required to report it to the authorities.
Olivia Holland-Rose, 33, rehomed D’artagnan, also known as Dart, when he was nine months old, but died just after his fourth birthday when he was run over.
Currently people are required to tell the police if they are driving dogs, horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys or mules – but not cats.
Ms Holland-Rose won a debate in Westminster Hall after a petition she started was signed by 102,000 people.
A spokesman for the Department for Transport said: “Having a law requiring the reporting of traffic accidents involving cats would be very difficult to enforce and we have reservations about the difference it would make to driver behaviour, which are aware they ran into a cat and do not report it.”