Neutering

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Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats

Cats Protection as a whole, according to research from the University of Bristol, was responsible for funding over 20 per cent of all cat neutering carried out in the UK in 2011 and also runs the largest single companion animal neutering programme in the world.

If you are in receipt of benefits we will be able to help you by contributing towards the cost of neutering your cat/s (currently £25 for males and £40 for females).  Once or twice a year we also run a low cost neutering campaign when you will only have to pay a nominal fee to have your cat neutered; we will pay the rest.

We will also pay the full cost of neutering stray and feral cats.

The normal cost of neutering is around £60 for males and £75 - £85 for females.

Why neuter?

A cat can quite easily have up to three litters a year with five or six kittens in each.  This adds up to caring homes for Cats Protection to find each year, just for one cat’s kittens.
One unneutered female cat can be responsible for 20,000 descendants in just five years. Neutering your cat is probably the most important thing you can do for his/her health and wellbeing,

When to neuter?

Traditionally, cats were neutered from six months of age.  However current scientific data indicates that there are no disadvantages in neutering at a younger age.  As kittens can reach sexual maturity and breed from four months, Cats Protection generally recommends that kittens are neutered at around four months of age.

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