Desexing – The Feline Fix

Cats Protection League's Feline Fix program works with eighteen vets across Canterbury, from as far north as Culverden, to Ashburton in the south and inland to Darfield. If you need help getting your cat speyed or neutered, please get in touch with us. Costs start from $20 for a neuter, or $40 for a spey for community services card holders.

If you have any cats that are not desexed and you can't afford the normal cost to desex, please ring us on 03 376 6094 between 10am and 4pm weekdays. Please leave a message if the phone is busy and we will get back to you. Alternatively, e-mail us on cplcats@xtra.co.nz advising your details.

The History of The Feline Fix

In 2010, the Committee decided that it was time to make a difference to the huge cat problem in Canterbury and to try and stop the spread of feline aids and feline leukemia. Two of the aims in our Constitution relate to desexing cats so this fits in with what we do.

A plan called 'The Feline Fix' was approved and with the help of a bequest, free desexing was offered initially for six weeks in conjunction with nine vets. This was not sustainable but the results encouraged us to continue and subsidized desexing was offered instead.

We know the programme is making a difference and that we must continue with it to have any long term impact on the cat population or health in Canterbury. Below are the numbers desexed each year:

1 July 2010 to 31 March 2011 - 2140

Year ended 31 March 2012 - 2173

Year ended 31 March 2013 - 1757

Year ended 31 March 2014 - 1800

Year ended 31 March 2015 - 1818

Year ended 31 March 2016 - 1806

Total so far - 11,494 cats!