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'Thousands of cats' microchipped across Wales

The RSPCA says so far just over 3,000 cats have benefited from a neutering and microchipping scheme.

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It says more than 140 vets across Wales have signed up to the project, 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 have to pay £5. RSPCA Cymru says that's a fraction of the cost the procedures would usually be.


We’re delighted that in the first few months of this scheme that more than 3,000 cats have benefited.

We’ve had a great response and we hope it will continue over the next few months. 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.

– Coralie Farren, Regional Operations Manager, RSPCA Cymru