Tuesday February 25th 2020 is World Spay Day!
Nine of the UK's animal welfare charities (including the RSPCA) have joined forces to promote World Spay Day to encourage pet owners to have their pets spayed. Its very important to us to help spread awareness and advice regarding neutering.
Why neutering your pet is important....
Spaying protects cats from getting pregnant - this is also known as neutering, fixing or being done. Recent research has shown that 70% of litters in the UK are unplanned. Our advice is simple - have your cat spayed at four months to protect her from getting pregnant.
Male cats should be neutered too, to protect them catching diseases and getting nasty injuries from fighting - a male cat which hasn’t been neutered is much more likely to fight over a female mate. Neutering can also help to stop male cats from spraying indoors - which can be really smelly. He’s also more likely to stay close to home as a neutered male cat is less likely to stray.
Vale Vets also offer lots of advice on neutering here.
We have teamed up with Vale Vets in Dursley to promote World Spay Day as they are as passionate about neutering animals as we are! Vale Vets have kindly offered to neuter 4 animals free of charge to help promote World Spay Day and the importance of neutering.
Over the next couple of days we will announce an auction that will be running on our Facebook page. The auction will allow you to bid on the relevant neuter for your pet. 100% of your bid will be donated to Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home. There will be 4 lots (1 female cat spay, 1 male cat castrate, 1 female dog spay and 1 male dog castrate). The winner of the neuter will be announced on World Spay Day (Tuesday 25th February 2020). Payment will be due within 24hrs of winning the auction. Make sure you're following us on social media to find out more when this is announced!
The winners will need to be local or happy to travel to Vale Vets, Dursley for the operation and again a few days later for the post operation check. The neuter will need to be carried out by 31st December 2020. The bitch spays are the standard spays (not keyhole).
For more information about Vale Vets and their services please click here.
Neutering costs to the shelter....
Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home ensures every animal is neutered before leaving for their forever home. This comes at a price and costs the shelter over £10,000.00 a year to do. If you would like to help towards neutering costs you can donate now here.
Rosewell Clinic for discounted neutering....
Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home also run a clinic in Cambridge, Stroud and Gloucester offering more affordable appointments for those on income support. For more information about how to qualify please click here. As well as more affordable vet consultations we also offer neutering vouchers also at a discounted price for those on income support. For more information please click here.