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Don’t breed problems for later - neuter now!

02 January 2016
Don’t breed problems for later - neuter now!

Can anyone with an un-neutered cat PLEASE consider how crucial neutering is; both to the health of their own cat and for all the cats denied a home due to the arrival of yet another litter of kittens

Neutering is far and away the most effective way of controlling numbers of unwanted cats and kittens, which is why Cats Protection is urging people to have their cats neutered now before the breeding season begins in earnest!

The branch works hard to try and find loving homes for every feline that comes into its care, but one of the charity’s main aims is to encourage the neutering of cats and kittens as this is the best way to ensure there will be fewer unwanted felines in the future

Population control for cats is very important, as felines are prolific breeders. As one unneutered female cat could produce up to 18 kittens a year, or 20,000 descendants over five years, owners who do not neuter their cats may unwittingly be contributing to more cats being abandoned in the future

In cases of financial hardship we are able to offer help (details)

It is important to neuter males as well as females. It helps guard against disease as fighting cats are more at risk of life-threatening diseases that can be transmitted through biting and saliva, and also to prevent them fathering litters with un-neutered females they may encounter.

Unspayed females kept indoors are not without risk. These female cats are at high risk of developing the potentially fatal illness, pyrometra (imflammation of the womb) Females come into season on a fortnightly cycle and pregnancy stops this cycle. An indoor cat with no access to a male will therefore be in continuous cycle throughout the breeding season and this can trigger pyrometra

Please click on the following link to download our Neutering leaflet www.cats.org.uk/cat-care/care-leaflets/essential-guides/

Cats Protection has produced a light-hearted video on neutering. Click here to watch