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‘NEW £10 NEUTERING SCHEME’
Do you have an unneutered cat?
Are you struggling with the costs to neuter them?
The NEW Cats Protection scheme helps people who are struggling to afford to neuter their cat.
Find more information about this scheme on the Cat Protections website here.
Cat neutering can cost between £50-£100, but with potential surgery complications, the fee can spiral to be hundreds of pounds! Fees for a pet to be microchipped range between £20-30.
*From June 2024, cat owners in England will be legally obligated to microchip their cats, or will face potential fines of up to £500*
This scheme provided and paid for by Cats Protection will cost only £10 to neuter AND microchip your cat.
See below for more information for feral and community street cats.
The Cats Protection Scheme also covers feral and community street cats too. You and others in your neighbourhood or on small holdings can help to neuter one or a colony of cats.
Rain Rescue is playing our part in promoting and assisting this much needed Community Cat Scheme. It can be complicated, but not impossible to catch these cats, so traps can be loaned from us to assist with this (for a £100 deposit to ensure safe return).
Feral cats will not be microchipped but will be ear-tipped as a condition of funding.
More than one stray cat will require authorisation from Cats Protection. Vouchers are not to be used to support proactive breeding, independent rescues or other charities.
This scheme will:
To avoid unwanted pregnancies, please keep all unneutered cats inside the home. Cats breed every month of the year, giving birth to unwanted litters.
PLEASE also think about the cost of owning a cat before taking on any new ones. Vet fees are rising, along with many other costs, and can come at any time. This scheme is subsidised by charities and the generous donations of the public who want to help cats without owners, and people who genuinely can’t afford to neuter them. Please do not abuse the scheme by buying unneutered cats and asking charities to pay for their neutering.
Cats will mate from 4 months of age! They will breed with any unneutered cat, family or not. They do not need to have ‘just one litter’. A loved cat, is a healthy neutered cat. Keep them safe and in the home, until you can afford to neuter and microchip them.
An unneutered female cat, her mate and their offspring producing an average of 2.8 surviving kittens per litter at a rate of two litters a year adds up quickly:
1 year: 12 cats
2 years: 67 cats
3 years: 376 cats
4 years: 2107 cats
5 years: 11,801 cats
6 years: 66,088 cats
7 years: 370,092 cats
8 years: 2,072,514
9 years: 11,606,077 cats
Neutering one cat saves so many lives.