Calls for cat owners to get their pets neutered

Braintree and Witham Times: Calls for cat owners to get their pets neutered Calls for cat owners to get their pets neutered

Residents are being called on to get their cats neutered.

The Colne Valley branch of the Cats Protection is running a neutering programme for both male and female cats in the area, with people on low incomes able to get their cat neutered for just £10.

Kornelia Teelucksingh, co-ordinator at the rescue centre, said: “We are disappointed by the uptake of our neutering programme.

“It is really important that both male and female cats are neutered.

“It is not good for female cats to be having kittens all the time and male cats are put at risk of contracting FIV, similar to the human HIV, and abscesses due to them fighting."

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1:19pm Wed 14 May 14

Jack222 says...

And insist they wear bells outside so they have less chance of slaughtering birds and local wildlife.
And insist they wear bells outside so they have less chance of slaughtering birds and local wildlife. Jack222
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3:20pm Wed 14 May 14

keith_l says...

Better still - keep your cats within your own garden. That way they are not at risk of getting pregnant / impregnating other cats and THEY WONT CR@P IN OTHER PEOPLES GARDENS OR PUBLIC SPACES.

Dog owners, rightly, are required to keep their animals under control and to clear up their mess. The same should apply to cat owners. The risks to children as a result of coming into contact with faeces is the same for felines as canine.
Better still - keep your cats within your own garden. That way they are not at risk of getting pregnant / impregnating other cats and THEY WONT CR@P IN OTHER PEOPLES GARDENS OR PUBLIC SPACES. Dog owners, rightly, are required to keep their animals under control and to clear up their mess. The same should apply to cat owners. The risks to children as a result of coming into contact with faeces is the same for felines as canine. keith_l
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3:48pm Wed 14 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

It's a bit more difficult to keep a cat in your garden because they can usually climb out! I have had cats in the past and now all my neighbours cats use my garden as their public convenience which is most unpleasant.
It's a bit more difficult to keep a cat in your garden because they can usually climb out! I have had cats in the past and now all my neighbours cats use my garden as their public convenience which is most unpleasant. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Wed 14 May 14

strawberry1 says...

Better than that just have an indoor cat!! No problems :)
Better than that just have an indoor cat!! No problems :) strawberry1
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5:32pm Wed 14 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

We've had up to seven cats indoors at one point (mum and her brood) plus one other. That was really tough to deal with but far better'n letting them outside. Litter box duty was a chore certainly but after we found homes for the little dears we were back to a normal routine. Additionally, we de-claw them and this makes keeping them indoors a far easier proposition whilst maintaining the integrity of the furniture!

(And before you go off on a rant, from years of personal experience, de-clawing cats is not the big horrible deal that so many make it out to be. Not one of our many, many cats over the years has suffered infection, back or hip problems or any other manifestation of the phalange removal.)
We've had up to seven cats indoors at one point (mum and her brood) plus one other. That was really tough to deal with but far better'n letting them outside. Litter box duty was a chore certainly but after we found homes for the little dears we were back to a normal routine. Additionally, we de-claw them and this makes keeping them indoors a far easier proposition whilst maintaining the integrity of the furniture! (And before you go off on a rant, from years of personal experience, de-clawing cats is not the big horrible deal that so many make it out to be. Not one of our many, many cats over the years has suffered infection, back or hip problems or any other manifestation of the phalange removal.) /@|_|@\
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Wed 14 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Ten quid?

No need to spend a penny if Bhudeeka is still offering her free of charge service that she advertised on August 30th last year.

What was it she said at the time?

"Bring a cat to me - any cat I will nueture it!"
Ten quid? No need to spend a penny if Bhudeeka is still offering her free of charge service that she advertised on August 30th last year. What was it she said at the time? "Bring a cat to me - any cat I will nueture it!" OMPITA [Intl]
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