May 10, 2016

For just £5, owners on benefits and low incomes, can get their cat microchipped and neutered at one of 100 vets across Wales.

There are many benefits to having your pet microchipped and neutered, including:

  • Reducing the number of unwanted kittens

  • Stopping some male cats from spraying in the house

  • Discouraging male and female cats from roaming looking for mates

  • Helping to reunite lost and injured cats with their owners.

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More than 100 vets across Wales have signed up to the scheme, which is available to cat owners who are in receipt of benefits or on a low income in Wales. For their cat to be neutered and microchipped the owner will only have to pay £5 – which is a fraction of the cost the procedures would usually be.

Those interested in taking part in the scheme can check if they qualify and if there is a vet (that has signed up to the scheme) near them by visiting www.RSPCA.cymru/neutering or by phoning 03000 12 12 12 option 2.

Neutering advice
You may have heard that it’s good for cats to have a litter of kittens before they are spayed – but this isn’t true. Once she has been spayed your kitten will be able to do all the things cats enjoy doing, like going starting to explore outdoors, climbing trees and playing.

Your boy cat will need to have a simple operation, called the snip. This can stop him from spraying in your house to mark his territory, which can be very smelly, and getting nasty injuries from fights. He will also be less likely to wander off and get run over, as cats that are snipped tend to stay closer to home.
The operation is very simple. He or she will be given an anaesthetic. Once they are back at home (on the same day) they will need to say in for a short time – the vet will advise – but they will soon be fit and well again.
Neutering has benefits that apply not only to cats but also to dogs and other animals such as rabbits and ferrets.
For more information about cat neutering visit – www.rspca.cymru/neutering