It’s FUR-REAL! More than 10,000 cats have been neutered and microchipped across Wales as part of a scheme which encourages responsible ownership.

The Wales Cat Neutering and Microchipping Project which is run by RSPCA Cymru and Cats Protection aims to encourage cat owners to neuter and microchip their pets.

RSPCA Cymru is now delighted to announce that more than 10,000 cats have now benefited from the scheme.

RSPCA Cymru’s project support and development manager, Helen Ward, said: “Last month we surpassed 10,000 cats that have benefited from this project since the scheme began – which is fantastic news.

“Neutering cats is so important as it can help prevent illnesses and reduce the number of unwanted kittens. While microchipping is really important if a cat becomes lost or injured, so they can be identified.”

More than 160 vets across Wales are signed up to the scheme, which is available to cat owners who are in receipt of benefits or on a low income in Wales. For their cat to be neutered and microchipped the owner will only have to pay £5 – which is a fraction of the cost the procedures would usually be.

Those interested in taking part in the scheme can check if they qualify and if there is a vet (that has signed up to the scheme) near them by visiting www.RSPCA.cymru/neutering or by phoning 03000 12 12 12 option 2.

If you wish to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting LOVE to 87023 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations.