If you are a Cornish resident, you can apply for a voucher to have your cat neutered for just £10 at participating vets under our Cat Neutering Campaign.
The cat spay campaign began in 2014 after a decision by Trustees of RSPCA Cornwall Branch to designate funds to tackle the over population of cats in Cornwall. It was decided to promote the spaying of female cats to help reduce the number of unwanted kittens in the county. This proved very successful, with a marked reduction in the amount of unwanted litters being brought into our Centre.
Early in 2019, Trustees reviewed the campaign and agreed to allocate funding to expand the voucher scheme to also offer castration of male cats. From July 2019, we renamed this as the Cat Neutering Campaign. Un-neutered male cats tend to roam away from home looking to mate, get into fights, road traffic accidents and become long-term strays. They can also suffer from serious fight wounds and become susceptible to illnesses. Cats are able to start breeding from as young as 4 months of age and can even mate with their brothers and sisters. Neutering makes them much healthier and happier pets.
Vouchers are limited to Cornish Residents and we can only issue 2 per household. When applying you will need to provide proof of your address (utility bill etc) and advise which vets you intend to use as not all practices have signed up to support the scheme.
There are several ways to apply for a voucher:
Write to Cat Neutering Campaign, RSPCA Cornwall, The Venton Animal Centre, Quoit, St Columb TR9 6JS
Remember to include:
(Please remember to bring proof of residency)
Visit the Centre as above – Reception is open 11.00am to 4.00pm everyday except Wednesday
Visit Liz in the Camborne RSPCA Charity Shop at 3 Basset Road, Camborne TR14 8SE on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10.00am and 1.00pm
Visit Liz in the St Austell RSPCA Charity Shop at 45 Eliot Road, St Austell PL25 4NN on Wednesdays between 1.00 and 4.00pm.
If you have any queries about the Cat Neutering Campaign, please do not hesitate to contact us.