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Prepubertal neutering key to tackling ‘cat crisis’, says RSPCA

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THE cat population in the UK has reached crisis point, according to the RSPCA. The charity says that it is ‘full to capacity’ and is relying heavily on private boarding establishments to house unwanted and abandoned cats.

In a recently published report of research into cat owners’ motivations and barriers to neutering, the charity says that the number of cats entering its care increased by 8 per cent in the period 2010 to 2012, rising from 29,269 animals to 31,556 animals. However, the number of new homes that took in cats declined by 10 …

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