It is Cats Protection policy to promote that cats which are not required for breeding should be neutered/spayed at approximately five/six months. Sometimes people believe neutering is unfair to the individual cat. However, there are in fact clear benefits to cats from neutering:
- In female cats the risk of mammary (breast) cancer is greatly reduced if a cat is spayed, as is the risk of pyometra, a potentially life threatening infection of the womb.
- Male neutered cats are less likely to wander, thus reducing the risk of road traffic accidents. In addition they are at a lesser risk of getting into fights with other cats during which fatal diseases may be transmitted such as FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FELV (Feline Leukaemia Virus)
- Neutering also greatly reduces the chance of the cat spraying in the home, thus reducing stress for the owners and increasing the cat’s chances of being a loved and wanted family member.
Further information about neutering can be found in this handy Cats Protection Neutering guide
GLASGOW BRANCH NEUTERING CAMPAIGN
Cats Protection is pleased to be able to announce the launch of a £5 Neutering Campaign in Greater Glasgow. Owners residing in postcodes G, and PA1-17 can have their cat neutered for £5 (routine neutering only) if they receive state benefit or are in a low household income. Long term stray cats, where exhaustive efforts have been made to find an owner and the cat has been in the area for more than 2 months, can also be neutered under the scheme.
Owners should contact their local vet and ask if they are participating. Alternatively, our call centre will be able to advise which practices are on board, on 0845 873 4784
For further information please click here
CAMPAIGNS WE SUPPORT
Cats Protection Glasgow Branch supports cat welfare causes being championed by our friends and cat care allies. We would appreciate if you could lend your support to the following important campaigns - click on the links below for more information and details on how you can help.
To find out more about the history of Cats Protection Glasgow Branch, click here
or on the 'Branch History' link in the left-hand sidebar.
Do you have a questions about how to look after your cat or about your cat's medical condition? Then have a look at a range of helpful essential and veterinary guides - click here
or on the 'Cat Care' link in the left-hand sidebar.
We've all loved cats that are sadly no longer with us and sometimes it
helps to share our grief with our friends. So we've put together a
webpage, called Rainbow Bridge, containing dedications to former felines
who will live on in our hearts.
If you would like to feature a deceased cat on the cat remembrance
section of this website then please get in touch by phone, email or
contact form (details cat be found in the 'Contact Us
section of this website). There is no charge associated with adding a
cat to the cat rememberance webpage, However, if you would like to make a
donation to the branch in memory of your beloved pussycat (to help cats
in our care) then please see the 'Support Us
' webpage for details on how to do this.
To see tributes to cats cared for by Cats Protection Glasgow Branch and our friends, click here
or on the 'Rainbow Bridge' link in the left-hand sidebar.
SPONSOR A CAT
Although we are able to find homes for most of our cats, some (fortunately very few) are too old, too frail or simply too frightened for normal rehoming. As our policy is to never put a healthy cat to sleep, we find special homes in Glasgow for these cats so that they can live out their lives in safety and security. To find out more about how to sponsor one (or more!) of our wonderful long-term care cat, click here
or on the 'Sponsor a Cat' link in the left-hand sidebar.
It's brilliant when we're able to find new homes for cats in our care. Or when we're able to reunited lost cats with their (frantic!) carers. And we love to tell you about it! To read about some of these successes, click here or on the 'Success Stories' link in the left-hand sidebar.