The charity Cats Protection is offering to pay for Edinburgh & Lothians cats within EH1-EH55 and ML12 postcodes to be snipped or spayed for just £5. This offer is available for cat owners in receipt of means tested benefits or on a low income.
Neutering offers solid benefits to both male and female cats including:
Neutered females cannot become pregnant, adding to the number of unwanted kittens. Left un-neutered, a female cat can have up to 18 kittens a year.
Neutered males are less likely to roam, reducing the risk of them being involved in car accidents
Neutering means males are less likely to display territorial behaviour such as spraying, while females will not call or wail.
Neutered males are less likely to fight, reducing the risk of them getting injured or contracting serious diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) or Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
Cats Protection believes neutering is an essential part of being a loving and caring owner and helps neuter 163,000 cats and kittens each year. The charity recommends that cats and kittens are neutered from around four months of age.
Please call the neutering team on 03000 12 12 12 or visit their website for more details on eligibility and a list of the participating vets.