WORLD SPAY DAY OFFER FOR CATS ON 27TH FEBRUARY 2018
Initiated by Doris Day and her Animal League as Spay Day USA in 1995, we are proud to be taking partin this now global event this year to be held on Tuesday 27th February 2018.
WHY SHOULD YOU SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR CAT
The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. It can be the single best decision you make for their long-term welfare.
Your Pet’s Health
Reports have shown that pets that live in areas with the highest rates of spaying/neutering also live the longest.
Part of the reduced lifespan of unaltered pets can be attributed to their increased urge to roam, exposing them to fights with other animals, getting struck by cars, and other mishaps.
Another contributor to the increased longevity of altered pets involves the reduced risk of certain types of cancers including uterine cancer and other cancers of the reproductive system.
Medical evidence indicates that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier and male pets who are neutered eliminate the chances of testicular cancer and they may also benefit from lowered rates of prostate cancer.
Curb Bad Behaviour
For cats, the urge to spray is extremely strong in an intact cat, and neutering solves 90% of all marking issues, even in cats that have been doing it for a while. It can also minimize howling, the urge to roam, and fighting with other males.
Reduce Pet Homelessness
Many people are surprised to learn that many healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized
annually. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
When you factor in the long-term costs potentially incurred by a non-altered pet, the savings afforded by spay/neuter are clear. Caring for a pet with reproductive system cancer or pyometra can easily run into thousands of pounds. Additionally serious fighting is more common between unaltered pets and can incur high veterinary costs.
World Spay Day on 27th February 2018
As part of World Spay Day this year on Tuesday 27 th February the RSPCA South West Somerset Branch will be offering local cat owners, on a low income, a £50 voucher towards the cost of spaying their female cats.
You can use the voucher at our Langport practice where we will be charging a special ‘Charity Rate’ price of £57.00 to support World Spay Day. If you are eligible, you will only need to pay for any charges that exceed your £50 voucher, for the cost of cat spaying… just £7.
All you need to do is call an RSPCA number from February 27th to request a voucher. The vouchers will be sent direct to the veterinary practice. Then contact us direct to book an appointment and simply quote your voucher number and World Spay Day.
Our local RSPCA branch is:
RSPCA South West Somerset Branch, 64 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1UD
Telephone 01823 253729