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Why you should have your cat neutered.

two cats fighting1 Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) are life threatening diseases for cats. They are transmitted through the cats saliva which makes fighting cats more at risk. Neutered cats are less likely to wander, protect their territory or get into fights with other cats. They are therefore less likely to get bitten and infected with these diseases.

cat lying down2 An un-castrated male cat marks his territory with strong smelling urine. This is called spraying. He will do this inside the house as well as around the garden. He will disappear for days or weeks, often turning up injured or ill from untreated wounds. Most cats killed on the roads are un-castrated toms. Most noisy singing cats are toms too.

singing cat3 From the age of six months, a healthy female cat can have up to three litters each year with 5 or 6 kittens in each litter. That adds up to 18 good, caring homes to find each year - just for one cat's kittens!

lots of kittens 6 times 3 makes 18

4 Neutered cats do not get fat. Only overfeeding makes a cat overweight and then unhealthy. Neutering does not affect a cat's ability to catch mice. However, a neutered cat is more likely to stay close to home and therefore be safer and also make a better pet.

sitting cat5 Every year Cats Protection is left with the problem of finding new homes for over 75000 unwanted cats and kittens. There is no good reason to let a cat have one litter before spaying. It costs far more to feed a pregnant cat and her kittens than to pay for a spaying operation.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income and need help neutering your cat please call us on 0345 260 2390 or email: enquiries@corby.cats.org.uk