Nine of the UK’s animal welfare charities* have joined forces to promote World Spay Day 2021 to encourage cat owners to have their cats spayed. Spaying protects cats from getting pregnant – this is also known as neutering, fixing or being done.
Recent research has shown that 70% of litters in the UK are unplanned.
Our advice is simple – have your cat spayed at four months to protect her from getting pregnant.
Male cats should be neutered too, to protect them catching diseases and getting nasty injuries from fighting – a male cat which hasn’t been neutered is much more likely to fight over a female mate. Neutering can also help to stop male cats from spraying indoors – which can be really smelly. He’s also more likely to stay close to home as a neutered male cat is less likely to stray.
You may be able to get help with the cost of having your cat neutered.
To take a look at the World Spay Day events near you, click here
World Spay Day is supported by:
The Blue Cross
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Celia Hammond Animal Trust
International Cat Care
Mayhew Animal Home
Wood Green Animal Charity