However, the neuter cost should not hold you back. Many animal rights charities will either pay a contribution towards your pet being neutered. Or, they will will pay for the full cost for your pet to be neutered.
If you are based in the UK, and you need help with costs to neuter your pet, there are two charities which can help you. The first, is the Cats Protection. If you have a cat, and you need financial assistance with neutering your pet, go here and they can help you - http://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/financial-assistance_
If you need help with neutering costs for your dog (though they do help cat owners too), then go to the PDSA website here: https://www.pdsa.org.uk/vet-services/eligibility
You want to spay and neuter your pet, it is so important to spay and neuter your pet. This is because we have a pet overpopulation crises.
When you spay or neuter your pet, it helps stop more unwanted cats and kittens. Because too many people do not spay or neuter their pets, too many pets are left homeless. In shelters. Or worse, they are left in kill shelters.
Cat neutering and dog neutering are the way to go. Neutering dogs and neutering cats is the only way to go in stopping pet overpopulation.
This is a good way to stop the overpopulation of cats and dogs. It has been pointed out in this blog before why neutering is more effective, and that is that it is the only effective way to tackle the issue of pet overpopulation.
Kill-shelters do not work. They do not get to the heart of the problem. The heart of the problem is in too many pets not being neutered, and kill-shelters do not address that issue.
It is the best time to spay and neuter your cat or dog, because it is breeding season. This is the time of year when most dogs and cats will have their young. Usually in the Spring time, Summer is common too.
Dogs and cats can and often do have litters all year around, but, now and in the coming weeks is the most common time. So, if you do not have your cat or dog spayed or neutered, please do get them done, even if they are male. This helps tremendously in stopping animals lying in shelters because they are unwanted.