Melton Times letter: Be responsible and get your cat neutered

Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cats wandering around who have not been neutered.

A cat
A cat

Where I live they are all un-neutered males who are obviously on the prowl looking for lady cats.

Unfortunately, this is not the only problem of not having your tomcat neutered, they can be extremely aggressive to both other cats and humans, they spray foul smelling urine in the garden and in your house if they can get in, and usually end up as strays because their ‘owners’ cannot be bothered with them.

Various local groups on Facebook often report finding cats of both sexes, not neutered, and there are some fantastic people out there trying to help.

Anyone who gets a cat should be doing it knowing full well the responsibility and expense that this entails. It is totally irresponsible to have a cat and not get it neutered – unwanted kittens are being born all the time, which is why there are so many cats needing rehoming.

Against my better judgement I have taken on an extra cat who was a wandering, un-neutered tomcat and who has now become part of our family. I know of others who live nearby who have done the same.

Please, please, please, if you are thinking of getting a cat then be a responsible owner.

Joan Hill

Byron Way, Melton