Neutering

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 to help them to enjoy their pet in the knowledge that they have made responsible choices for their cat's wellbeing and health. 

Vouchers are means tested to ensure we help owners who need it the most.

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.

You will be provided with a neutering voucher, which you can use to cover part of the cost of neutering.

Please note that you will need to ask the veterinary surgery of your choice if they accept Cats Protection neutering vouchers. Vouchers may not cover the full cost of neutering and we suggest you discuss this with the vet before proceeding. The balance will need to be paid by the owner directly to the vet.

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


If you would like to contact us about a neutering voucher :

Please: send us an email with the information outlined below or phone 07760780759

  • Send us a NEW email to neutering@bolton.cats.org.uk
  • Write 'Neutering' in the subject line
  • Main part of message: just follow the example below, filling in your own details: 
     

Name:
Address:
Postcode:
Telephone number:

Cat’s details:

Name:
Age:
Female/male:

Financial Details :
Which benefits are you in receipt of?
If your household on low income, 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.
 
PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL - neutering@bolton.cats.org.uk - OR BY PHONE: 07760 780 759
 
We never ask a vet to put a healthy cat to sleep.