Stop the Meow-ncrease!
Why Spaying and Neutering Matters for Our Feline Friends

The sun-drenched streets of Paphos are full of charm, history… and cats. Lots of cats. While these furry companions add their own purr-sonality to the city, the sheer number has become a serious concern. Enter the meow-gical solution: spaying and neutering!

Think of it like this: ONE unspayed female cat can have up to THREE litters a year, with EACH litter averaging FOUR to SIX kittens. That’s a LOT of tiny paws in a short time! The result? Overcrowded streets, overwhelmed shelters, and cats struggling to survive.

But here’s the good news: spaying and neutering is a paw-sitive game-changer. It’s not just about controlling the population, it’s about giving cats a healthier, happier life.

What are the benefits?

  • Calmer Companions: Neutered cats tend to be less aggressive and territorial, making them easier to live with and less likely to roam.
  • Healthier cats: Spaying prevents uterine cancer and infections, while neutering reduces spraying and fighting.
  • Fewer Strays: Uncontrolled breeding leads to suffering, with many cats facing hunger, disease and danger.
*Spot a clipped ear? That’s not a battle scar, it’s a mark of kindness! Support Trap-Neuter-Release programs and spread the word: a clipped ear means a happier, healthier Cyprus for all!
©Paphospurrs Mumma cat @Old Town

Investing in tomorrow

Spaying a female cat in Paphos typically costs between €95 and €100, while neutering a male is closer to €70 and €90. Although it might seem like a big expense, it’s far cheaper than dealing with the long-term costs of an uncontrolled cat population. 


Thanks to the generosity of amazing local vets dedicated, TNR Angels (as we like to call them) have managed to agree a discount for spaying and neutering. The discounted rates are as follows: Females €45 and Males €35. This incredibe discount gives our efforts to manage the stray cat population a huge boost and we’re deeply grateful for their support.


This year, Paphos Purrs has been inundated with kittens. Our resources are stretched thin, and without spaying and neutering, this years kitten season could be catastrophic. That’s why we’re focusing on partnering with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) specialists in 2024.


Dental Bonus: While your feline friend is under anaesthesia for their spaying or neutering, we at Paphos Purrs recommend taking a peek at their pearly whites if you have any dental concerns.

Dental issues are common in cats, and addressing them while they’re already asleep is often easier and cheaper than a separate dental procedure.

Consider adding an extra €55 to your donation to give your furry friend a healthy smile along with their new lease on life!


©PaphosPurrs Fraser

How you can help

20 Cats Need Your Support!


We’re a young, passionate charity with big dreams for Paphos stray cats. While food and emergency care have been our lifeline, we’re ready to take on a new mission: preventing cat overpopulation!


Kitten season is just around the corner, and without your help, 20 unneutered cats in our colony’s could become hundreds. This means more abandoned kittens, more suffering, and a strain on our already stretched resources.


Here’s where you come in: We need your help to raise funds for spaying and neutering these 20 cats before March. Every donation, big or small, brings us closer to our goal of a healthier, happier cat population.

Together, we can prevent a kitten explosion and give these deserving cats a brighter future. Donate now and let’s make Paphos a meow-gical place for all cats!

©Paphospurrs Silver

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