Did you know?
A female cat can start to reproduce
from six months old and have up to three litters a year with five or six
kittens per litter.
In 5 years, one unneutered
female cat can be responsible for 20,000 descendents.
Male cats are fertile as early as four
months old and each can impregnate hundreds of female cats every year.
male cat is more likely to be at risk from fight injuries and road
A neutered cat is healthier, happier
and more affectionate and undoubtedly will have a longer life.
There are approximately 7.8 million
domesticated cats in the UK and at least a million undomesticated (feral)
cats. We do not know how many stray cats there are in the Basildon area, but every year we are asked to take in a
never-ending number of unwanted cats and kittens.
So what are we doing about it?
Every adult cat (over 4 months of age)
taken in by the branch is neutered before it is rehomed.
Also, we ensure that every kitten we rehome is
neutered by its new owner at the appropriate time.
Our Free Neuter Scheme
We always run a special scheme locally
to help less well-off cat owners in the Basildon, Brentwood &
District area to get their cats neutered. To be
eligible for this scheme, owners must be on benefit (eg
Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit etc) or be on a
pension and live in the post codes covered by our branch Ė SS11 to SS17
or CM11 to CM15 and their cat/kitten should be 5 months or older. Other conditions apply
To find out more, ring us on 01268
If you know any one who might need our
help, please ask them to get in touch.
Letís make every cat a wanted and