The RSPCA are currently helping the cost of getting cats neutered and microchipped in West Norfolk.
You must be the legal owner of the cat and in receipt of benefits to qualify.
The number of cats in rescue centres has reached crisis point.
Come on West Norfolk, be a responsible cat owner and lets get neutering.
Neutering offers many benefits. For male cats, this includes reducing the spread of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), which is transmitted through cat bites, often when fighting over a female mate. It also reduces the risk of injury through fighting and of road traffic accidents from straying, as a neutered tomcat is less likely to wander far from home. An unneutered tomcat may be more likely to spray in the home, which can leave an unpleasant odour and ruin carpets and furnishings. Castration can decrease this spraying behaviour, making a neutered tomcat much more pleasant to live with.
The main benefit for neutering female cats is that it protects them from getting pregnant and, consequently, the owner from having to deal with the aftermath of unplanned litters of kittens.
Microchipping is the best chance of being reunited with your cat if he or she is missing. Its about the same size as a grain of rice and we implant it under the skin in-between the shoulder blades. The chip can be scanned with any microchip scanner in the world and it will show the details of who the registered owner of the cat is, their telephone number, email, mobile number and address. It is important to keep these details up to date or the chances you and your cat can be reunited is less. The microchip stays in the cat for life.