Edinburgh & The Lothians Snip and Chip Campaign
Cats Protection is running a snip and chip campaign in the EH1-EH44 and ML12 postcode areas. Under the campaign you can get your pet cat neutered for £5 and microchipping is also available at some participating Veterinary Practices (this may incur an additional £5 fee).
To find out more about the campaign, click here
The guidelines for eligibility for neutering assistance apply to one or more of the following; receipt of certain means-tested benefits, low household income, full-time students living away from home, state-only pension and pension credit. Proof of eligibility will be required by the vet in order to participate in the scheme.
The scheme is available directly via the participating vets, contact details can be found on the map below. You can enlarge the map and search using your postcode by clicking in the top right corner, or zoom in and out and click on the pins for the contact details of your nearest vets.
- Red markers show vets supporting the neutering campaign
- Blue markers show vets supporting neutering and microchipping
Alternatively, if you are having difficulties using the map to find your nearest vet, or wish to discuss the criteria for eligibility, please contact the Neutering team directly on 03000 12 12 12 (option 2) Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 1pm.
The campaign only covers pet cats and stray cats (where exhaustive efforts have been made to find an owner.) If you have a feral cat, they cannot be neutered using the campaign. Please call Cats Protection Neutering Helpline directly on 03000 12 12 12 (option 2) and they will be able to advise you on the help they can offer. You may be referred to your local branch – this phone number is charged at local rates.