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Neuter your cat with help from Stafford charity

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

By Leah Cassady

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The UK’s leading feline welfare charity is helping cat owners to neuter their cats to prevent unwanted cats and kittens.

If you live in the ST16 and ST17 postcode areas, Cats Protection’s Stafford and District Branch are offering a low cost neutering scheme from Monday 24 February to avoid cats being abandoned in the future and hopefully help to lessen the strain on the resources of charities.

Simon Awbery, who works for the charity, says “A neutered cat is less likely to spray, less likely to roam and also less likely to fight. Neutering also helps guard against disease as fighting cats are more at risk of life-threatening diseases that can be transmitted through biting and saliva.”

If you receive benefits, are a students or have a pension you will be able to get a neutering voucher which will mean you only need to contribute £5 towards the cost of neutering each cat and Stafford and District Branch will fund the rest.

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To apply for your voucher, visit one the following Veterinary Practices on the dates and times stated below and take proof of eligibility e.g. a benefit letter or student card etc. Once you have your voucher you can make the appointment to neuter your cat and pay the £5.

Vets4Pets, the Hollies, 120 Newport Road, Stafford

Monday 24 February 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

Monday 3 March 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

Monday 10 March 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

Monday 17 March. 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon.

Park House Veterinary Centre, New Garden Street, Stafford (just off A449)

Thursday 27 February 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

Thursday 6 March 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

Thursday 13 March 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

Thursday 20 March 2014. 10.30 until 12 noon

These vouchers are limited to these dates and times and can only be given to cats which will reach the age of 5 months by the end of March 204.

For more information, please contact Cats Protection’s Stafford and District Branch on 0845 260 1509 or visit their website by clicking here.

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