Financial assistance

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We support thousands of people with cat neutering advice and financial assistance each year.

As one of our key aims, we promote neutering as a safe and painless way to control the cat population. It is also an effective way to reduce your household costs - caring for a mother and kittens is becoming increasingly expensive. There are thousands of unwanted cats and kittens in the UK and neutering is the only effective way to reduce this growing number.

How much does neutering cost?

The cost of the operation varies depending on the vet practice that you use. However, the average cost to get a male cat neutered is around £40-£80 and the average cost for neutering a female cat is around £50-£100.

How can Cats Protection help with neutering costs?

As the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, we are involved in numerous programmes and work with partner charities such as the PDSA and Dog’s Trust as well as local authorities to promote the benefits of neutering.

If you need financial assistance for neutering your cat, Cats Protection may be able to help through our means-tested neutering scheme. Find out about our current regional and national campaigns below to see if you are eligible, or contact our national neutering team.


Call our neutering helpline number for assistance (Mon-Fri 9.30am-1pm)
03000 12 12 12

Requests for financial assistance are very high so please bear with us during busy periods. Other departments are not able to help with neutering vouchers, so please ensure you contact our Neutering helpline for all financial assistance requests.

Not covered by the current campaigns?

Your local branch or centre may be able to help. 

Contact 03000 12 12 12 for details of your local CP branch or click the link below to find your nearest branch or adoption centre.

Cats Protection and the PDSA

Do you take your animals to a PDSA PetAid hospital? We work closely with PDSA to support low cost neutering for the cats of owners on a qualifying benefit through their PetAid hospitals. Please visit the PDSA website to find your nearest hospital.