Cats Protection champions neutering as the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK. Cats Protection neuters around 150,000 cats each year. Getting your cat neutered before they can breed is an essential part of responsible cat ownership. This is why we recommend that kittens are neutered at four months old. 

We support the neutering of cats whose owners are on low income or benefits, by means of a part payment voucher to help them enjoy their pet in the knowledge that they have made responsible choices for their cat's wellbeing and health. Our vouchers are means tested to ensure we help owners who need it the most and the financial support we will provide through a neutering voucher is :

£40 for a female
£25 for a male

Neutering vouchers are not available to other rescues or to neuter cats which have been adopted from other charities. Please ask to discuss their policy before adopting, as the cost of neutering is normally included in an adoption fee.

The voucher provided covers part of the cost of neutering and it will need to be a vet who accepts our vouchers. You will need to discuss payment of the balance directly to the vet before proceeding.  No other treatments are covered by the neutering voucher. The vouchers usually takes up to 2 weeks to process.

Please note that the Covid 19 restrictions affect many vets in our area. There may be a wait for a neutering appointment and we advise you to keep your cat indoors until it has been neutered.

If you would like to contact us about a neutering voucher :
  • Please send us a NEW email to
  • Write 'Neutering' in the subject line
  • Main part of message: just follow the example below, filling in your own details: 

Telephone number:

Cat’s details:

Where did you get the cat from?
Is it a pedigree?

Financial Details :
Which benefits are you in receipt of?
If your household on low income? If so, please include details.

You will need a secure, strong carrier for each cat to be neutered so that they can be transported to the vets safely.

Neutering is the responsible choice for cat owners. PLEASE encourage your friends and families to do the same.
We never ask a vet to put a healthy cat to sleep.