RSPCA Bolton Branch

Registered Charity No. 232243


Low cost neutering for cats and dogs in the Bolton area

Low cost neutering for cats and dogs in the Bolton area

For many years, Bolton has had a major problem with stray cats and dogs. Some are left behind when their owners move to a new area and have continuing litters of feral (semi-wild) cats / dogs.

Some owners are misinformed; believing it’s beneficial to allow their female cat or dog to have a litter of kittens/puppies.
Even if you’re lucky enough to find homes for your “babies”, how sure are you that they’ll prove to be “good homes”? Please, don’t add to the problem!


  • Prevent unwanted litters.
  • Reduce territorial urine marking (spraying)
  • Remove the strong “tomcat” smell, which can  make keeping a male in the house so unpleasant.
  • Reduce dominance related problems where two  dogs live together.
  • Reduce problem sexual behaviour in dogs  (e.g. mounting table-legs, cushions etc.)
  • Reduce roaming in search of mates (meaning less risk of fights, road accidents, or loss)
  • Prevent life-threatening pyometra  (infection of the uterus)
  • Stop females having phantom pregnancies or, more seriously, repeated pregnancies which will take their toll on her vitality.
  • Reduce the risk mammary (breast) cancer in females.
  • Prevent testicular cancer, and reduce the risk of other tumours, in males.
  • Stop female cats coming into heat every few  weeks, and bitches twice a year – with the extreme hormone related behaviour that this entails.
  • Generally make a cat more friendly and affectionate.


  • Turn your pet into a characterless “wimp”.
  • Make your pet fat.

Bolton Branch may provide financial help to those in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Housing Benefit – to assist with the cost of having their pets neutered.

With the co-operation of many vets in Bolton, we operate a “Low Cost Neutering Scheme” – pet owners may pay as little as £10 for a male cat or female cat to be neutered.
Under a similar scheme dogs may be neutered for as little as £30 to £40 (though with most vets the charge for neutering a dog varies considerably with the size of the animal).

For more information or advice please contact Bolton RSPCA on Tel: 01204-521160