Neutering in processCats Protection champions neutering as the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK.

We seek to dispel myths, spread the neutering message and make it easier for owners on low incomes to get their cats neutered. In some cases, especially where owners are in financial hardship, some of our centres and branches may be able to help with neutering costs.

Our recommended start age for neutering within Cats Protection is four months.

In 2014 we helped neuter 163,000 cats, including 28,000 ferals, making us the largest single cat neutering group in the world!

Kitten Neutering

Kitten neutering kitten

At Cats Protection, we are very aware that cats are often neutered too late in life when they have already produced at least one litter of kittens.

Financial Assistance

If you can't afford to get your cat neutered, because you are on means-tested benefits, then we may be able to contribute...

How we support neutering

Neutering is one of Cats Protection’s three primary objectives. Find out more about how we champion neutering though our branches, adoption centres, other charities and many other ways.

Cat care FAQs

Got a question about your cat? Find out about neutering, behaviour and much more with our frequently asked questions.