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Cat Owners on low incomes in Great Manchester and Cheshire can now get their cat neutered for just £5, thanks to Cats Protection.

Cats Protection snips the price of neutering to just £5

From 1 June, cat owners on low incomes in Great Manchester and Cheshire can now get their cat neutered for just £5, thanks to Cats Protection.

The charity is launching a neutering campaign that enables owners who receive state benefits, pensions, student funding or who are otherwise on a restricted income, to have their cat neutered at the discounted rate.

With 80% of vets across the region supporting the campaign and no finish date scheduled as yet, it is easy and convenient for cat owners living throughout Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Warrington, St Helens, the Wirral and Blackburn to apply for help with neutering costs

The UK’s leading cat welfare charity, Cats Protection, is taking radical steps to really make an impact and reduce the number of unwanted cats, which has become a real issue in the North West. Cats can start reproducing as early as four months old. Neutering your cat has many benefits for both male and female cats, reducing the risk of the spread of harmful diseases through fighting, which unneutered cats are more likely to do, and of course mating, which is actually a very painful experience for female felines. Cats Protection recommends neutering both male and female cats from four months of age.

“Population control for cats is very important, as felines are prolific breeders,” explained Ian Macfarlaine, Neutering Manager for Cats Protection. “One unneutered female cat could produce up to 18 kittens a year, or 20,000 descendants over five years, so we really hope this campaign will make a substantial inroad into the cat problem in the Manchester area.”

Interested cat owners should contact their nearest vet to find out if they are participating in the campaign. Alternatively, a list of the vets that are taking part can be found at www.cats.org.uk/mandc or by calling the information line on 08458 734 783.

To find out more about Cats Protection, please visit the charity’s website at www.cats.org.uk

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