Neutering Campaign Returns
16 February 2017
The St Austell & District Branch is offering to pay for cats in the PL22- PL26 area to be snipped or spayed for owners in receipt of benefits. The cost to qualifying owners is only £5.
Neutering offers solid benefits to both male and female cats including:
Neutered females cannot become pregnant, so adding to the number of unwanted kittens. Left unneutered, a female cat can have up to 18 kittens a year.
Neutered males are less likely to roam, reducing the risk of them being involved in car accidents.
Neutering means males are less likely to display territorial behaviour such as spraying while females will not call or wail.
Neutered males are less likely to fight, reducing the risk of them being injured or contracting (and passing on) serious diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) or Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
Cats Protection believes neutering is an essential part of responsible ownership and helps neuter 163,000 cats and kittens each year.
The charity recommends that kittens are neutered from around four months of age.