Cats Protection are dedicated to getting cats neutered - this work is vital to keeping cat populations down and existing cats healthy. Cats protection are working with vets, adopters and member of the public to manage the neutering of cats in the UK.

We hope to educate everyone about the risk of unneutered cats and the benefits of having your cat neutered from as young as 4 months of age.

Cats begin to reproduce when they are still kittens themselves, by having kittens this young it can have detrimental affects on the health of the cat and so having them neutered before this can occur is reccomended.

There are around 2.5 million stray cats accross the UK - mostly they are a result of unneutered cats. This could be from unneutered pets wandering away from home to look for mates, kittens born outdoors which have not been socialised and feral colonies continuing to breed and exhausting their resource.

Neutered cats are:
1. Less likely to roam, reducing the risk of them being injured
2. Less likely to fight, reducing the risk of injuries and disease
3. Less likely to contract serious diseases such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV)
4. Less likely to display territorial behaviour such as spraying.
5. Female cats will not call or display seasonal behaviours

The cost of neutering varies on veterinary clinic and location - average cost will depend on the vet clinic and any extra treatments which need completing. Lots of vets have monthly payment plans that give you a discount on neutering and include all flea and worm treatments. Please also consider microchipping your cat at the time of neutering. Microchipping is harmless to cats and allows them to be easily reunited with owners if they were to go missing.

Knowing how important it is to have cats neutered we can help you with the cost of neutering your cats. For Exeter based queries contact our neutering helpline on: 01392 276291. Out of this area you can contact our head office neutering number for more information.

We are also carrying out TNR work in the local area. If you have a colony of unneutered cats on your land which you need help with trapping, neutering and returning then we can help with this. The best possible outcome for these cats is to return to their original site which will provide you, the land owner, with a stable, healthy colony of cats keeping rodents at bay. If we remove all cats from a site then you are likely to have more cats move in to utilise the resource, these new cats are unlikely to be neutered. In some cases there are too many cats at a site and some will need relocating, we would move these onto other farms/small holdings/stable sites etc. as this is what the cats are used to.
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