No pussy-footing around – neuter now!
This page provides information on the benefits of neutering, what is involved and how the costs can be reduced to as little as £10. The benefit to the cat is considerable – and it ensures that you are not responsible for the increasing feral population of cats leaving more and more without homes, hungry, without shelter and on the streets. Please see the section below on how you can have your cat neutered for only £10. Leaflets are available in the following languages, please click on the language you wish to view the leaflet in: English, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Hindi
Why Neuter Cats?
• A female cat can start to reproduce from FIVE months old and have up to three litters a year with five or six kittens per litter
• Male cats are fertile as early as six months old and each can impregnate hundreds of female cats every year
• Cats produce incredibly efficiently and a single female can be responsible for over 20,000 offspring in just five years
• A neutered cat makes a better pet; it is not as territorial, is less aggressive, more affectionate and less likely to wander. Neutered cats also usually live longer
• Neutering can literally save a cat's life. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) are life-threatening diseases for cats. These diseases are transmitted through mating and fighting. Neutered cats are less likely to get into fights with other cats and won’t mate.
• Neutering is a simple operation which is carried out when the cat is over 20 weeks old - just before the onset of the cat's puberty
• Modern anaesthesia means that the cats are dealt with as "day patients" and that they can go home on the same day as the procedure
• Wound is glued or dissolvable stitches are used so the cat doesn’t have to go back a second time.
What if I cannot afford it?
• Cats Protection offer financial help in the form of vouchers towards the neutering costs for people on benefits, low income or in financial difficulties, within OUR postcodes. Call the HELPLINE on 0845 260 1503 to apply for a voucher.
• Most local vets will accept our Neutering Vouchers, They are worth £20 for males and £26 for females. You usually have to pay a small top up fee dependant upon which vet you use of around £10
• You need a cat carrier and the ability to get the cat to the vet of choice by 9am. Cats are normally collected after 4pm.
THE VOUCHER WILL BE POSTED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE VOUCHER IN YOUR POSSESSION
Vets in North Birmingham where vouchers are accepted:
• Lydon Veterinary Centre, Kingstanding - 355 3305
• Scott’s Veterinary Clinic, Great Barr - 357 4286
• The Veterinary Clinic, Erdington – 373 4415
• Pype Hayes Vet Clinic, Pype Hayes – 350 2303
• Lodge Vets, Hodge Hill – 783 2327
• Manor Vets, Hagley Road - 429 2829
• Pet Vaccination Clinic, Lea Hall - 783 5085 No additional fee required at PVC.
Call us on: 0845 260 1503
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