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Northern Ireland Snip & Chip Campaign Launches

12 June 2018

Cats Protection in Northern Ireland is teaming up with local veterinary surgeries to offer a special deal on cat neutering and microchipping across the province.

The ‘Snip & Chip’ campaign offers cat owners the opportunity to book a neutering operation for their cat and get them microchipped at the same time for no more than £10 (prices vary between veterinary practices).

“Getting your cat neutered is extremely important,” said Northern Ireland Operations Manager Siobhan McHaffie. “Just one unneutered female cat can potentially be responsible for as many as 20,000 offspring in just five years, so neutering will help to drive down the number of unwanted kittens in the future.”

“It also has many benefits for a pet cat’s health by making them less likely to roam, to spray and to fight, reducing the possibility of contracting life-threatening diseases that can be transmitted by bites and saliva.”

“It can also cost up to £40 alone to have a cat microchipped so taking advantage of this offer will help cat owners to save money as well as giving more peace of mind if a pet cat should ever go missing.”

“It is fantastic that we are able to offer this neutering and microchipping combination as Cats Protection does not routinely offer a microchipping service for owned cats.”  

Microchipping involves a small data chip, no bigger than a grain of rice, being inserted under the cat’s skin under the shoulder blades. The details are then stored on a national database and can be accessed by scanning the animal with a special device. Most vets and rescue centres routinely scan all lost cats and can use the information to quickly reunite the missing pet with their owner, provided that owners keep their records on the national database up to date.

Please call Cats Protection’s Belfast Adoption Centre on 028 9048 0202, email belfast@cats.org.uk or click on the below link for more details on the ‘Snip & Chip’ campaign:

Snip & Chip Campaign