Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:51
For my two pennies worth, cats can easily be neutered before the age of six months. We routinely neuter at sixteen weeks old and this prevents any risk of pregnancy at all. Cats should be taught as kittens to wear a safe collar and this should carry at least two bells or a small ultrasonic device to reduce hunting success. For all those ranting on that cats can be trained and owners should be prosecuted, get a grip on reality!
I also take umbridge with the persistent 'astronomical vets fees' arguement. We neuter both male and female cats for around fifty pounds, not a bad deal for half an hour of the time of a skilled professional.