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Neutering cats at an early age

02 August 2012
Neutering cats at an early age
Cats Protection has produced ‘A Guide to Early Neutering’; an online video that explains why cats should be neutered at four months of age or younger.

This comprehensive video explains the benefits of neutering cats at this age and why Cats Protection believes it is the most humane and economic solution to the problem of unwanted litters of cats.

Last year Cats Protection spent over £6 million supporting the neutering of over 191,000 owned, stray and feral cats and kittens across the UK – that’s more than one every three minutes.  However, the charity is warning that this is not a long-term fix and says the only way to ensure the population is brought under control is for owners to get their cats neutered earlier than the traditionally recommended six months.

Cats Protection has also set up a register of vets that are helping the charity deliver its early neutering goal. Owners can check to find their nearest veterinary practice that will neuter kittens earlier than six months of age.

To view this video and register of vets go to : www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/enr It will also be promoted via the Cats Protection Facebook page (facebook.com/catsprotection)