Neutering

Don't have kittens - we can help you get your cat(s) neutered at a significantly reduced cost!

Our Branch Co-ordinator explains.
“Summer time is kitten season and we always see a peak in the number of cats and kittens that come to us in the summer. Many of them are abandoned by owners who have found themselves with a pregnant cat because they didn’t neuter their pet. Often kittens are in a very poor state of health.”

Our volunteers care for the cats and kittens that are rescued. We nurse the sick ones back to health, vaccinate them and find them good homes. But the high number of kittens coming in at the moment is putting pressure on our resources.

North Hertfordshire resident cat owners can pay £10 to have their cats microchipped and neutered if they meet the criteria and if the vet has signed up to the neutering scheme. Please check our link (please see Financial Assistance - Which Vet is part of the scheme).

For those vets who are not part of the neutering scheme you can currently apply for neutering vouchers that contribute £50 for male cats and £70 for females if your vet will accept them.

Microchipping your cats now it is a legal requirement in England from June 2024.


Our Co-ordinator continues,
“Getting your cat neutered is the only way to be sure of preventing unwanted kittens. It’s a very simple, safe procedure that doesn’t affect your cat’s health or enjoyment of life at all. Neutered cats are less likely to roam far from home, fight with other cats, spray or become aggressive. They also tend to be healthier (so there may be fewer vet bills) and live longer.”

If you would like to benefit from the scheme, check if your vet is part of the scheme and if so, contact them to book an appointment.  If they are not part of the scheme call the Helpline on 01438 228877, leave your full name and address, the names and ages of your cats and the name and address of your vet to apply for a voucher.

Vouchers are sent directly to the vet, so all you will have to do is contact them to make an appointment for the surgery.

Please be a responsible owner and have your cat neutered.