Neutering your cat
We urge that if you do take on a kitten or young cat, that you have your cat neutered. Unlike dogs who normally come in to season twice a year, cats have a "breeding season". This usually starts around February / March and continues until September / October. It is brought on by the longer days. The female cat will come into season every 21 days unless she is mated, and can still become pregnant even if she is currently feeding a litter. Un-neutered male cats will travel a great distance if they sense a female is season, increasing the risk of early death due to road traffic accidents.
We therefore recommend that you neuter your cat at around 4-6 months of age. This will reduce the likelihood of unwanted litters, fighting, behavioural issues and wandering on to roads looking for a suitor!