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Cats Protection Thanet Summer Neutering Campaign

19 June 2015
Cats Protection Thanet Summer Neutering Campaign

 SUMMER NEUTERING CAMPAIGN

JUNE 22ND TO JULY 10TH 2015

 Cheap cat neutering for residents of the CT9 area of Thanet.

To encourage the neutering of female cats Cats Protection Thanet is for a limited time (22 June to 10th July) offering to enuter your
 
female cat for just £5
and male cats for £10.
 
To be eligible for this offer you must be on housing or council tax benefit  (proof will be required)

Cats Protection recommend the neutering of cats from the age of four months....
 
 Neutering cats helps prevent
 
  • Straying & roaming cats
  • Spraying tom cats
  • Fighting & aggression
  • Vet bills
  • Mammary cancer in female cats
  • Nasty cat diseases (FIV, FeLV)
  • Interbreeding defects
  • Unplanned litters of kittens, that do not always find loving homes and can become the strays of tomorrow.
 
Vouchers can only be used at participating vet (Thanet Animal Hospital)

Cheap micro chipping £10 available for cats neutered with this offer.

We are not able to issue vouchers without talking to the owner of the cat in person. Do not text!


 Vouchers are sent directly to the vets (Thanet Animal Hospita)  and will have an expiry date of 10th July.

Payment will be made directly to the vets when your cat is booked in for neutering.
 
Happy to give advice or information regarding neutering.

Contact us via the contact us tab of the website
Call 01227 360432 (this telephone line is ansered by volunteers and may not always be able to talk to you immediately, please leave a clear message with a repeated telephone no (be careful to give clear mobile no) and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you do not leave a clear telephone no then we may not be able to call you back.

 
If you are not able to make use of this  special neutering campaign offer,  as you are outside the scope of eligibility but are in genuine financial hardship. Then do contact us, as we may be able to help with the cost of neutering cat/s through our normal voucher scheme.

WHY SHOULD IF NEUTER MY CAT?

What is cat neutering?
Neutering is an operation carried out by a vet. In male animals, the testicles are removed – this is called ‘castration’. In female animals, the ovaries and the uterus (womb) are removed – this is called ‘spaying’.


What are the benefits of cat neutering?
There are hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals in need of homes. Neutering stops animals from adding to this problem by having unwanted litters. It also reduces the risk of our pets developing some serious diseases. This can help them live longer and enjoy a better quality of life.


Spaying female cats

Should I get my female cat neutered (spayed)?
Yes. Spaying stops your cat from having unwanted kittens and stops her from developing cancer of the ovaries or uterus. It also stops her from coming into ‘heat’ frequently which may be frustrating for her.


When is the best time to get my female cat neutered (spayed)?
The operation should usually be done at four months of age (but can safely be done when your cat is younger or older). Kittens can get pregnant from four months of age and many people do not realise that brothers and sisters will produce kittens if they live together unneutered. If kittens are neutered later than four months, some will have an unwanted litter – this is contributing to a cat population crisis in the UK.


Kittens have traditionally been neutered at six months of age, but veterinary guidance has changed to reflect latest evidence and neutering at four months is now recommended.

Should my female cat have a litter before she’s neutered (spayed)?
No. There’s no benefit to your cat, and by delaying getting her spayed you increase her risk of having an unwanted litter. There is currently a cat population crisis in the UK, because there are too many cats and not enough homes for them.


Castrating male cats

Should I get my male cat neutered?
Yes. Castrating your cat prevents him from fathering unwanted kittens when he’s away from your house. It also makes him less likely to fight, so reduces his chances of getting feline AIDS (FIV) (which is spread by bites).


Castration also makes your cat less likely to roam, which can reduce his chances of getting hit by a car, and he is less likely to spray urine in the house.

When is the best time to get my male cat neutered (castrated)?
The operation should usually be done at four months of age (but can safely be done when your cat is younger or older). Kittens can get pregnant from four months of age and many people do not realise that brothers and sisters will produce kittens if they live together unneutered. If kittens are neutered later than four months, some will have an unwanted litter – this is contributing to a cat population crisis in the UK.


Kittens have traditionally been neutered at six months of age, but veterinary guidance has changed to reflect latest evidence and neutering at four months is now recommended. Ask your vet when the best time is for your cat.