Neuter/spay your cat for just £10!

Sheri­dan Gaunt is the spokes­woman for Peter­bor­ough Cats Pro­tec­tion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Cats Protection -

On Au­gust 1, we launched a “one off” Neuter/Spay of­fer for just £10. With just four weeks left, we still have spa­ces avail­able! So, why are peo­ple choos­ing not to neuter their cats?

It seems that many peo­ple still think that neu­ter­ing a male cat is un­nec­es­sary – af­ter all it’s the fe­males that have the kit­tens. What peo­ple are NOT do­ing is stop­ping to think about the health of their beloved pets. Why would any­one want the stench of a male cat spray­ing urine to mark their ter­ri­tory? The smell lingers for such a long pe­riod of time and is an ab­so­lute night­mare to get rid of. Why would you want the con­stant worry of your cat go­ing out for longer spells each time they ven­ture out of the cat flap?

Did you know that males can travel over two miles to find an in-sea­son fe­male? If we think about how many main roads we all have in a 2 mile ra­dius- is it any won­der that many are knocked down and killed? They con­stantly have to fight off other males for their fe­male and of­ten come to us with bite wounds, small tears in their ears and look­ing some­what worse for wear, re­quir­ing vet­eri­nary treat­ment.

The ex­act same prin­ci­ple ap­plies to fe­male cats, they equally will travel miles when in sea­son look­ing for a male to mate with. 90% of fe­males com­ing into our branch are found aban­doned and heav­ily preg­nant, or with young kit­tens, and are all aged be­tween 7-12 months old. These teenage preg­nan­cies, as we call them CAN be avoided.

To re-unite a lost un­neutered male is an al­most im­pos­si­bil­ity, if not chipped. By the time they go miss­ing they may have tra­versed many a mile and the chances of your once beloved pet re­tun­ing home are slim. Just as the so­cial me­dia sites are still full of cats and kit­tens for sale (which are bred in­dis­crim­i­nately) the vol­ume of lost cats, on the lost and found lo­cal sites are also on the in­crease.

If you love your cute new kit­ten or cat, get him or her neutered BE­FORE they are al­lowed out – don’t take the chance of un­wanted preg­nan­cies, males be­ing at risk of in­fec­tious dis­eases, get­ting lost or be­ing killed on the road. And don’t for­get if you get two kit­tens to­gether, brother and sis­ter, the male can and will get the fe­male preg­nant sooner than you may think. Both male and fe­males are sex­u­ally ac­tive from four months old.

This of­fer is here to help YOU. The av­er­age cost to neuter a male is be­tween £40 - £55 and any­thing from £50 - £60 plus for a fe­male. FOR JUST £10, with no ques­tions asked, YOU can avoid all of the above. All you have to do is phone us on 0345 371 2750 and re­quest a voucher. Of­fer ends on 30th Septem­ber, 2016.

Hom­ing show

Cat & Kit­ten Hom­ing Show, this Sun­day, 4th Septem­ber at The Lox­ley Cen­tre, (next to The Crab & Win­kle Pub), Wer­ring­ton, PE4 5BW from 2-3.30pm.

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