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Neutering Campaign Success!

08 May 2019
Neutering Campaign Success!

RSPCA, Cats Protection and your local vet - working together to improve the lives of cats in Wiltshire

The cat neutering campaign organised by RSPCA Wiltshire Mid Branch in conjunction with Cats Protection Frome and District Branch drew 337 applications for a total of 492 cats and kittens to be neutered. Approximately 55% were female and 45% male.

The campaign, which ran from World Spay Day 26th February until 30th April, was designed to help cat owners in Devizes, Melksham, Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Westbury, Warminster, Frome and the surrounding villages by paying for the neutering operations and essential aftercare. The campaign is being entirely funded by the organising branches.

All of the operations are being undertaken by local vet practices as pet owners were free to choose which vet they wanted to use. Every vet practice with a surgery in the areas covered by the campaign took part

Several feral cat colonies living on farmland were included. The landowners involved arranged for the cats to be trapped and taken to the vets for surgery. The cats were then returned to their home colony after recovering from the operation.

27 applications for the neutering of 50 cats were received from outside of the areas covered by the organisers and these were re-directed to the relevant neighbouring RSPCA branch.