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Cat Neutering

Written by on 10th May 2016

A scheme to encourage cat owners across Wales to get their pets neutered and microchipped has recently been launched.

The Wales Cat Neutering and Micro-chipping Project is being run in partnership by RSPCA Cymru and Cats Protection, aims to encourage cat owners to neuter and microchip their pets.

During Community Link on Tuesday 10th May, Jamie Pritchard chatted to Gill Hillan from RSPCA Cymru to find out more about the scheme.

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 micro-chipped 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

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

The RSPCA are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.

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 anesthetic. 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 –

RSPCA Male bilingual poster

RSPCA Female bilingual poster

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