Cats Protection supports the neutering of all cats and kittens in order to reduce the number of strays. Neutering is a surgical procedure which renders the cat in capable of breeding; female cats are spayed, male cats are castrated.



  • helps to reduce the number of unwanted cats and kittens
  • makes cats safer, healthier and happier
  • means cats are less likely to wander, protect their territory or get into fights which can lead to catching diseases through bites

Cats can start having babies from around six months so both males and females should be neutered from the age of four months or as advised by your vet.

MYTH: Female cats do not need to have a litter first before being spayed.

FACT: Overfeeding makes cats fat, not neutering.

Neutering vouchers

Our vouchers are not means tested and are currently worth £35.00 for each male castration and £50.00 for each female spay.
If you live in the Northampton area and would like assistance towards the cost of neutering your cat or kitten please contact us either:
By calling our Helpline on 0344 7003251 or
by completing and submitting the form on the 'contact us' page of this website.
In the comments box please state the name/names of your cats, their age/ages, whether male or female and, if known, the vet you will be using.