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NEUTERING
We are offering Assisted Neutering for people who are on benefits/pensions and can not afford the full cost of neutering.  We will pay £40 towards a female spay and £25 towards a male castration.  Phone 0345 371 2760 and you will be asked various questions and the information will be forward to the Neutering Co-ordinator who will send you a voucher.  Please do not book the operation until you are in receipt of the voucher.  You can use a vet of your choice.

What is neutering
?
Neutering is a surgical procedure which prevents female cats from becoming pregnant and male cats making females pregnant.

A female cat is spayed- having her ovaries and uterus removed.
A  male cat is castrated- having his testes removed.

Cats Protection recommends that you have your domestic cats neutered from the age of four months, but you should seek advise from your vet for each individual cat.

Why neuter?

Neutered male cats are:
Less likely to roam, reducing the risk of them being run over.
Less likely to fight, reducing the risk of them getting injured.
Less likely to contract a serious disease such as Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) or Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) through fighting.
Unable to develop tumours of the testicles.
Less likely to display territorial behaviour such as spraying.

Neutered female cats are:
Unable to get pregnant and have unwanted litters of kittens.
Not going to call or wail, as un neutered queens do when in season.
Less likely to contract diseases such as FIV and FeLV spread by bites.
Unable to develop cancer of the ovaries or uterus.
Less likely to develop mammary cancer- especially if neutered under the age of six months.

Some Neutering facts.
There are around 2.5 million stray cats living in the U.K.
One un neutered female can be responsible for 20,000 descendents in just five years.
Cats can be sexually active from just four months old.
Cats will breed with their siblings or parents.
Gestation in cats is just nine weeks and a female cat can become pregnant again in just six weeks after giving birth.
A cat can have up to three litters a year, with five or six kittens each litter.