Benefits of neutering
Salisbury Cats Protection Branch offer financial assistance for neutering to anyone on a low income who lives within our postcode areas:-
SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6 and SP9
This assistance is in the form of discount vouchers:-
Fixed value of £40 - for female spey
Fixed value of £25 - for male castrate
Variable value voucher (worth an unlimited amount) - for multi-cat households (i.e. 3 or more cats/kittens from the same household to be neutered) or ferals/semi ferals.
Vouchers can be obtained by contacting our LOCAL RATE helpline: 08453712068 (lines open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. One of our volunteers will take your details and a voucher will sent to your home address.The voucher can be used at a veterinary practice of your choice, but please contact them first to check that they will accept the voucher.
Please be aware that the cost of a neuter may increase if there are complications during the surgery (such as a female is pregnant or a male's testicles are retained etc). In these cases, Cats Protection will NOT pay any more than the value of the voucher that has been offered.
There are thousands of unwanted felines in the UK, please don't add to that number! Be a responsible owner and have your cat neutered (both males and females).
Neutered male cats
- will become less likely to roam (reducing the risk of being run over),
- will become less likely to fight, thus improving their chances of avoiding serious diseases, like feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) which are transmitted by cat bites and reproductive activity.
- will also be less likely to mark their territory with urine (spraying).
Spayed female cats
- will avoid unwanted pregnancies (It is NOT beneficial for a female cat to have a litter before spaying, this is a myth),
- won't call and wail during their sexual cycle
- will be less likely to contract diseases spread by bites and reproductive activity.
Did you know...
- a female cat can produce a litter of up to 6 kittens.
- kittens can reach sexual maturity as early as 4-5 months old.
- a female cat can fall pregnant again even if she is still feeding her first litter.
- the gestation period for female cats is just 9 weeks.
- kittens born as a result of inter-breeding can be born with serious birth defects.
Cats recover very quickly from neutering operations but we'd recommend following your vet's advice on how to look after your cat after its operation.