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Help to spay or snip your cat

01 December 2022
DO you live in the Eltham, Sidcup or other nearby area and have a cat which has not been snipped or spayed? We can give you a neutering voucher to help pay the cost.

Get in touch by:
-Calling or texting us on 07591 120331.
-Inboxing us on our Facebook page or emailing neutering@eltham.cats.org.uk with the following information: your name, address, phone number and which vet you use plus the name, sex and age of your cat/s.
Then you need to make an appointment with a vet and we will send them a voucher to help pay the bill.
Cats can start breeding at just four months so please don't delay! If your cat is older, then it is never too late. Neutered male and female cats lead happier and healthier lives so contact us today and give yourself peace of mind over your pet.

To find out more, please see your vet or see below.
WHEN? From the age of four to six months is ideal for both males and females as this is when they can become sexually active. But if your cat is older, then it's never too late - please just get it done ASAP.

 Neutered cats live longer and healthier lives. Males are less likely to roam, fight and mark their territory with urine (spraying). This will cut the risk of them being run over or getting hurt in fights.

For females, the obvious benefit is no unwanted pregnancies. It is a myth that it is beneficial for a female to have a litter or season before spaying. They will also not call and wail during their sexual cycle and will be less likely to catch diseases spread by bites and reproductive activity.

THE OPERATION: Your cat will need an anaesthetic but the procedure is very simple. You will usually be able to drop off your pet and pick him or her up on the same day. Females will have a small shaved area but the fur will grow back in a couple of weeks. They will also have stitches which will either dissolve or need to be taken out by the vet around ten days later. Cats usually recover very quickly. Your vet will be able to advise you on your individual cat.

COST: This depends on your vet but a typical cost if £75 for a male and £100 for a female.