Neutering

Cats Protection champions neutering as the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK and we neuter around 150,000 each year.  We believe that getting your cat neutered before they can breed is an essential part of responsible cat ownership which is why we recommend that kittens are neutered at four months old.  We are campaigning to limit other breeding such as the irresponsible back street breeders and to ensure there are better safeguards for the commercial sale of all types of cats.

We seek to dispel myths, spread the neutering message and make it easier for owners on low incomes to get their cats neutered.  In some cases, especially where owners are in financial hardship, some of our centres and branches may be able to help with neutering costs. 

We can usually help with neutering your cat. We would like to ask you to send the following information by email or on our contact form:

You need to: 

  • Send us a NEW email to boltoncats@outlook.com
  • Write 'Neutering' in the subject line
  • Main part of message: just follow the example below, writing in your own details: 
     

Name:
Address:
Postcode:
Telephone number:

Cat’s details:

Name:
Age:
Female/male: 
Your usual vet’s details (if your pet is not currently registered with a vet this can be done just for neutering):

Our usual system is that we send vouchers to the named vets. These help towards the cost of neutering; the voucher for a male is worth £25 and for a female is worth £40.  This comes off the price that any vet charges for neutering. 
 
We aim to ensure that the voucher will arrive at a vets about two weeks after we have received a request. The owner usually needs to then contact the vet themselves, having given time for the voucher to arrive. When the owner is told that their vouchers have arrived, cats can then be booked in.

For your interest
 
Vets' prices vary a lot. After enquiring at a vets yourself, if you find the cost for neutering is still very high, even with the voucher to help, do feel free to contact us, as we may be able to point you in another direction where less of a contribution is needed by you. 

You will need a secure, strong carrier for each cat to be neutered so that they can be transported to the vets safely.

If you are going to have your cats neutered, this shows that you are a responsible owner who really cares about your cats' welfare and health. PLEASE encourage as many other people you come across to do the same.
 
PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL - boltoncats@outlook.com - OR BY PHONE: Our number is  07760 780 759
 
We never ask a vet to put a healthy cat to sleep.