Neutering Your Cat
08 January 2021
With everything that's been going on this year, neutering your cat is probably the last thing on your mind. But something as straightforward as neutering your cat can have a huge impact on the amount of unwanted, abandoned and in-need cats and kittens we see everyday.
At Cats Protection, we help neuter around 150,000 cats and kittens every year! And as much as we champion neutering, the current pandemic situation may mean that it's not as easy or possible at this time. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to help:
- keep unneutered cats indoors to prevent unplanned litters
- contact your vet to discuss whether you can book ahead for a neutering operation
- keep your unneutered kitten indoors – remember, cats can get pregnant from as young as four months of age
- ensure brothers and sisters are separated – cats will mate with their siblings, so it is best to keep them apart
- avoid the temptation of having a litter of cute kittens – access to veterinary care is currently limited
- avoid your cat getting pregnant at the moment as all pregnancies have health risks and access to vet care is restricted at the moment
- rehoming kittens will also be more difficult at the moment as many animal charities have limited capacity to accept kittens
We are also working hard to make it easier for cat owners on low incomes to get their cats neutered. If you need help financially, we might be able to help you with the neutering costs - you can find out more here.