Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your own pet and the community cats. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioural problems from developing, allowing cats to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.
- Population control – prevents unwanted births, which helps reduce overpopulation in shelters and on the streets.
- Females are not physically drained by having up to three
litters a year for life.
- Risks of tumours or infections of the reproductive
organs and mammary glands are decreased.
- Males are less territorial therefore there is less fighting
resulting in fewer injuries, less transmission of diseases
such as FIV and less noise to annoy people.
- The urine of castrated toms smells less and they spray
less. This makes the colony more tolerable to local
- In community cats, the social structure of a colony becomes more stable.
- Neutered cats are more content and wander less and
tend to stay at feeding sites for longer. Less likelihood of them being run over or straying into another unneutered males territory and causing a fight.
- It is humane and cost-effective.
- Neutered cats have a greater life expectancy than entire cats.
Millions of unwanted animals end up in shelters or on the streets each year, only a lucky few are adopted; the rest are either euthanized or die from trauma, exposure, starvation or disease. By spaying or neutering your cat, you do your part to prevent this tragedy, by spaying or neutering the community cats you make a massive difference to their life plus help control the overpopulation.