We can help you get your cat neutered
So ....... Why Neuter Your Cat?
We all love our cats/kittens but there are far too many of them living in the UK today. So many, in fact, that animal welfare charities such as Cats Protection are dealing with ever increasing numbers of homeless, sick or ill treated cats. Here at Bromley Cats Protection it is our mission to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless cats, and one way in which we can do this is to encourage and help cat owners to neuter their pets.
There are many reasons why you should get your cat neutered:
• An un-neutered female cat could have as many as 20,000 descendants in as little as five years
• Male tomcats are more likely to roam, fight and mark their territory (spray) in their search for female cats to mate with. This behaviour can spread life threatening diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV ) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FelV).
• Un-neutered female cats call/wail when coming into season, and like a male will wander looking for a mate
• As well as exposing cats to FIV/FelV, mating can lead to fighting & biting injuries and therefore additional vet bills
• Neutered cats tend to be more homely and less likely to wander
• The cost of feeding, vaccinating and homing an unwanted litter of kittens far exceeds the cost of neutering the female cat in the first instance
• Birth is a dangerous time for the mother, and tiny kittens are particularly vulnerable to illness. If the worst happened, the associated vets bill could be extremely expensive.
How much does it cost?
The cost of neutering will vary depending on which vet you intend to use but, on average, our experience is that a male can cost between £40 - £60 and a female £50 - £70.
Bromley Cats Protection can help you get your cat neutered if, for example, you are on benefits or low income. We run a voucher system and are happy to discuss with you ways in which we can help.
When should I get my cat neutered?
We recommend neutering your cat at between 20 and 24 weeks of age but it can be done a little earlier if necessary.
Neutering your cat is a simple straight forward procedure, so please do not hesitate to contact your local vet to find out how to get your cat neutered.
If you live in the Bromley area and would like help or advice to get your cat neutered, please call 020 8650 5556 or fill out the online contact form and someone will get back to you.