- Population control – prevents unwanted births, which helps reduce overpopulation in shelters and on the streets.
- Neutered cats have a greater life expectancy than entire cats.
- Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Females are not physically drained by having up to three
litters a year for life.
- Risks of tumours or infections of the reproductive
organs and mammary glands are decreased.
- Males are less territorial therefore there is less fighting
resulting in fewer injuries, less transmission of diseases
such as FIV and less noise to annoy people.
- Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
- The urine of castrated toms smells less and they spray
less. You don't want your pet cat spraying in your house and this also makes colony cats more tolerable to local
- In community cats, the social structure of a colony becomes more stable.
- Neutered cats are more content and wander less and
tend to stay at feeding sites for longer. Less likelihood of them being run over or straying into another unneutered males territory and causing a fight.
- It is humane and cost-effective.