£10 snip and chip of­fer is back

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - CATS PROTECTION - Sheri­dan Gaunt of Peter­bor­ough Cats Pro­tec­tion

Naivety, lazi­ness or just be­ing ir­re­spon­si­ble leads to un­wanted kit­tens and aban­doned preg­nant cats. The once cute kitten bought from a social media site for a few quid now sprays urine around the home, is no longer wanted and left be­hind.

Yes, this ac­tu­ally hap­pens and all an­i­mal char­i­ties are on the cusp of reach­ing their busiest time of year, mak­ing our job so much harder try­ing to man­age the in­flux of un­wanted cats and kit­tens.

For just £10 Cats Pro­tec­tion is of­fer­ing “Snip & Chip” start­ing on Mon­day, April 30.

We have teamed up with se­lected lo­cal vets across the city to help any­one own­ing a male or fe­male cat. The only cri­te­ria is that you must live in the PE1 - PE8 area.

The av­er­age cost of this com­bined ser­vice is usu­ally around the £70 mark so you won’t want to pass this of­fer by!

This sim­ple pro­ce­dure has nu­mer­ous ben­e­fits to both your cat’s health and be­hav­iour.

Neutered males are less likely to roam (re­duc­ing the risk of be­ing run over), less likely to fight, thus im­prov­ing their chances of avoid­ing se­ri­ous dis­eases, like fe­line im­mun­od­e­fi­ciency virus (FIV) and fe­line leukaemia virus (FeLV) which are trans­mit­ted by cat bites and sex­ual ac­tiv­ity and will also be less likely to mark their ter­ri­tory with urine (spray­ing).

Spayed fe­male cats can avoid un­wanted preg­nan­cies, (it is not ben­e­fi­cial for a fe­male cat to have a lit­ter be­fore spay­ing, this is a myth) they won’t call and wail dur­ing their sex­ual cy­cle (in heat) and will be less likely to con­tract dis­eases spread by bites and sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

Adding mi­crochip­ping into the of­fer en­sures your cat a safe and per­ma­nent method of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and in­creases the chances of a lost fe­line be­ing safely re­united with his owner.

To reg­is­ter: email at pe­ter­bor­ough­cat­shelpline@gmail. com to­day.

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