WHY SHOULD I NEUTER MY DOG, CAT OR RABBIT?
Neutering your dog, cat or rabbit is the responsible, caring thing to do. RAIN runs a neutering programme locally to help.
Our aim is to educate people and stop the increasing number of unwanted puppies, kittens and baby rabbits.
We don’t judge or means test anybody. We are here to help all and the welfare of the animals is our main objective.
Here are some key facts for you to be aware of:
We work alongside many vets locally in carrying out our neutering programme.
FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukaemia Virus) are both life threatening diseases for cats. Unneutered cats often fight and as these diseases are transmitted via the cat’s saliva and blood, this risk is greatly increased. Also an infected pregnant female will infect her unborn kittens, who will unknowingly be homed to new families, which means the cycle goes on.
A neutered cat is less likely to get into fights with other cats, as they are far less likely to aggressively defend their territory and are more likely to stay close to home.
A male cat that remains uncastrated will mark his territory with very strong smelling urine. This is known as spraying. He will do this indoors as well as in your garden, or the neighbours. He will also regularly disappear for days or weeks on end, often returning injured from fighting. Most cats that are killed on the roads are uncastrated males.
A healthy female cat can have kittens from the age of 6 months and can have up to 3 litters each year. With an average number of 3 to 6 kittens per litter, that soon adds up!