Our neutering support - Covid-19 update.
These are challenging times and there isn't one of us that hasn't been affected by Covid-19. We are all concerned about our finances and making ends meet. This unfortunately has led some people to question whether they can afford to keep their cat and has also lead to many unwanted litters of kittens. Restrictions have meant that vets have been unable to neuter which has added to all of our difficulties.
As lockdown is slowly lifted, and vets are able to do more procedures, we are here to help. If you are on benefits, a low income, are a single parent, pensioner or studying we can neuter your cat for £5 and microchip for free. Please call 01223 236188 and leave a message. One of our volunteers will ring you back to discuss if you are eligible for one of our vouchers. There are no restrictions on how many cats per household we will neuter.
Cambridge Cats Protection strongly encourages neutering of cats. Benefits are:
- It stops unwanted kittens. Unneutered females can be responsible for up to 18 kittens a year.
- Your cat is less likely to fight, thus reducing the risk of injury and disease transmitted by bites and saliva.
- Neutered cats are less likely to wander and get run over.
- Neutered male cats are less likely to display territorial behaviour such as spraying.
Cats can breed from 4 months, and they will mate with family members. To avoid the expense and work of rearing kittens, get your cat neutered as soon as it's old enough.
For information about neutering in the local area, and to enquire about vouchers for those on low incomes please contact us on 01223 236188.
Currently (2020) our £5 neutering offer also includes a free microchip at selected Cambridge Vets - call for details! 01223 236188
For all the facts about neutering, read https://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering
Please note our neutering helpline number has changed from January 2021: please use 01223 236188 from now on.