Northamptonshire Branch
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There are many aspects to being a pet owner that you should consider before adopting. Before you even begin your search for a new pet, please make sure you consider whether you have the time, resources and are financially able to care for an animal for up to 20 years.

Microchipping
It is now a legal requirement for dog owners to not only microchip their pooches but also to ensure their details are up-to-date. If this law is broken, the owner could face a £500 fine. However, microchipping does not just stop with dogs. We receive emails and messages on a daily basis regarding animals that have gone missing, especially cats. We encourage all owners to get their animals microchipped so if the worst should happen, they can be reunited with owners immediately.

Neutering
Unfortunately, there are many unwanted pregnancies every year and an ever-increasing number of animals within the care of rescue centres. We encourage all owners to have their pets neutered, not only does this prevent pregnancy, but it can also protect against certain types of cancers (for both males and females) and prevent pyometra in females. You can prevent this by simply neutering your pets.
Pregnancy can be very traumatic, especially for young animals who can become pregnant or impregnate a female at just months old when they are still only babies themselves.

Neutering prices are at the lowest they have ever been and we always advise you shop around different vets for different quotes as they can vary greatly. Please speak to your vet for further advice on neutering.
If you are in receipt of Housing or Income Support benefit and looking for help with having your pet neutered please fill out this simple online form here.

Vaccinations
Just like people, animals need their vaccinations too. They can protect animals throughout the year from many different types of infections and diseases. Please speak to your vet for further advice on vaccinations.

Pet insurance
Sadly we receive calls on a daily basis from members of the public asking for assistance to pay for their vet bills. Unfortunately, as a small and independent charity, this is not something that we are financially able to do, which is why we always recommend purchasing pet insurance. This can be done in the same way as car insurance, online or over the phone through various different companies providing different levels of cover. The best cover, in our opinion, is a lifelong cover, such as PetPlan’s Cover For Life, as this will ensure your pet should they have a condition that can affect their ongoing life.

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Financial assistance checker

Neutering

01604 881317

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11am-2pm Mon-Fri (closed Sat & Sun)

For people on means tested benefits.

Veterinary financial aid

01604 881317

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10am-4pm Mon-Fri (closed Sat & Sun)