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Why male cats should be neutered

12 February 2019
THIS IS PART OF A STORY FROM THE ISLAND OF ARRAN CATS PROTECTION BRANCH FEATURED ON FACEBOOK 6 MAY 2019 - THE PHOTOGRAPHS ON THAT PARTICULAR FEATURE TELL THEIR OWN STORY.

People probably get bored of Cats Protection Branches banging on about neutering your cats - please understand THIS is why.

Unneutered cats being allowed to wander outside leads to multiple unwanted pregnancies, cats fighting with each other due to high testosterone levels and road traffic accidents due to males wandering further afield to find a mate, they are also susceptible to infectious diseases and virus.

Cats don't need to have babies and we don't need any more kittens in the world.  Feline sexual intercourse is actually incredibly painful and stressful for females.  A male cat penis is covered in tiny barbs that help induce ovulation.  It can be very uncomfortable for the female.

We neuter hundreds of cats each year with the help of hard working charities.  It's exhausting and SO unnecessary.  Sadly, a lot of strays end up euthanised due to how injured or unwell they are.

Cats can become pregnant from four months old and will mate with siblings and parents.  Simply put, neuter your cats.  Please don't breed them.  There is no need when shelters are already full of homeless cats.

Cats like this are suffering everyday, fighting for shelter or a good meal.  Speak to your vet, shop around and find the cheapest neutering price, speak to Cats Protection or SSPCA to see if you can get a neutering voucher.  We don't care where you go, just get it done!!

Cats are a luxury, if you can't afford to neuter them - don't get one!  It's as simple as that.  This is something we volunteers are so passionate about, mainly because we spend so much time sorting out the mess of irresponsible owners.

Adopt, don't shop and NEUTER!!!