Sleaford Cats Protection in bid to reduce number of unwanted animals
A SLEAFORD-based cat charity is offering eligible moggie owners help towards the cost of neutering their pet. Sleaford Cats Protection is hoping the Assisted Neutering Scheme will encourage more people to get their cats neutered and in turn reduce the amount of stray animals taken to the branch.
Like similar surrounding charities, Sleaford Cats Protection has many kittens, pregnant strays and wandering toms.
Ruth Philp, of Sleaford and District Cats Protection, said: "We can appreciate that neutering the beloved family pet may not appear high on the list of priorities on an already tightly stretched household budget. This is why we would like to let people know that financial assistance may be available to eligible individuals towards the cost of neutering for their male and female pets.
"As well as helping to control the amount of unwanted and stray cats, neutering has many benefits for both the cat and their owner including preventing unwanted pregnancies and expensive complications, reducing the risk of catching contagious life threatening diseases through mating and biting. Neutered males are less likely to wander and get lost as most cats killed on road are un-neutered toms."
Cats Protection believes neutering is an essential part of responsible cat ownership and neuters over 176,000 cats and kittens each year. The charity recommends that cats and kittens are neutered from four months of age.
Cats Protection's Sleaford branch is part of the charity's nationwide network of 257 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres that together help 230,000 cats and kittens each year.
For more information contact Cats Protection through its website - www.cats.org.uk/sleaford - or call 01529 488749 for more details on eligibility and to obtain a voucher.
FOUND CAT: Sleaford Cats Protection would like to find the owners of a female tabby, nicknamed Lucy, who was found near Galley Hill Bridge in Sleaford. She is very affectionate and seems to be aged between two and three. For more information call Sleaford Cats Protection on 01529 488749.
Source: This is Lincolnshire