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6th Apr, 2020

Cat owners urged to take advantage of free neutering in February

Ian Hughes 5th Feb, 2020

CAT owners can get their pets neutered for free thanks to a month-long initiative from Mid-Warwickshire Cats Protection and Avonvale Veterinary Centres.

Cats Protection have teamed up with Avonvale’s seven branches across the county to offer free neutering throughout February.

Sandy Soinne, neutering officer from Mid-Warwickshire Cats Protection, said: “Getting your cat neutered is unbelievably important.

“An unneutered female cat can have two, sometimes even three, litters a year. This is bad for their health, weakening them and opening them up to all sorts of infections.

“Unneutered males will go out looking for a female to mate with and will end up fighting, which results in abscesses and wounds and all manner of things which are hugely damaging to their health and wellbeing.

“For anyone concerned that neutering will mean no kittens are born, we at Cats Protection know from the work we do day in, day out that there will always be many unwanted, unloved kittens out there who will need homes.”

Kieran O’Halloran, clinical director at Avonvale, said: “We have always been delighted to support Cats Protection during Free Neutering Month.

“If you live in the catchment area and you have a cat which is over four months old and has not been neutered, then I urge you to take advantage of this wonderful initiative.

“Not only does neutering reduce the number of strays organisations such as Cats Protection take in and care for, it is also far better for the health of your pet.”

The Mid-Warwickshire Cats Protection scheme runs throughout February for pet owners in the following postcode areas: B49, B50, CV31, CV32, CV33, CV34, CV35, CV36, CV37 and CV47.

The offer is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Pet owners should call the nearest Avonvale branch to book an appointment. Click http://bit.ly/freeneutering for further details.

Avonvale has branches in Kenilworth, Stratford, Warwick, Heathcote, Southam, Wellesbourne and Cubbington.

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