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Why does a kitten cost 'so much'?

Updated: Jul 8, 2023

RSPCA Milton Keynes and North Bucks branch currently has lots of kittens available for adoption.

We are fully aware that with a minimum adoption donation of £120 per kitten, we might not have the cheapest kittens available, however there is a reason for this.

Firstly, all our kittens are fully health checked. In addition they also receive;

>Vet grade worming and flea treatment £5 >Full vaccination course and microchip £70 >Spay or castrate surgery £85

This amounts to a total loss to the rescue for each kitten of around £40.

That is the loss for a ‘normal healthy kitten’… which is very rarely what we start off with.

Most of the cats and kittens we take on are suffering from one ailment or another, have ongoing health issues that have to be managed, or might just need some simple rehabilitation… which all eats into the funds we have available.

As an owner, you might not consider any of these things important…. until your cat is sick from an illness it caught because it wasn’t vaccinated; it goes missing; it sprays urine in your home because it wasn’t neutered.

If you are looking for a new family member, please, ADOPT, DON’T SHOP.


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