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Cat Neutering report 2017 - 18

28 February 2018
Cat Neutering report 2017 - 18

Neutering Report.  2017 Statistics.

Our Branch has helped to neuter 710 domestic and 127 feral cats and kittens during 2017 which is a great achievement. We continue to place a weekly newspaper advert in the pet section of both the West Briton and The Cornishman. Spreading the word about our £5 neutering campaign for people on benefits is all important. If you know someone who might be eligible please pass on our details. 01872 463466.  All our participating vets continue to display good banners outside their premises and now have yellow thank you/information cards to hand out generally and to anyone who takes up our neutering offer.

       World Spay Day is on Tuesday 27th February this year.  It was set up to encourage cat owners to have their cats spayed. Spaying protects cats from getting pregnant - this is also known as neutering, fixing or being done.  Recent research has shown that 68% of litters in the UK are unplanned - and that some of these litters are born to cats who are just four months old. Our advice is simple - have your cat spayed at four months to protect her from getting pregnant.

         Male cats should be neutered too, to protect them catching diseases, such as FIV and getting nasty injuries from fighting - a male cat which hasn’t been neutered is much more likely to fight over a female mate. Neutering can also help to stop male cats from spraying indoors - which can be really smelly. He’s also more likely to stay close to home as a neutered male cat is less likely to stray.