To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the cat population which has been neutered in each of the last five years.
17 October 2014
The Government does not keep estimated numbers of cats nor any breakdown of the type requested. However, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association’s Pet Population report of 2014 there are an estimated 8 million domestic cats in this country. The corresponding reports for the four previous years gave the following estimates: 2013 – 8.5 million; 2012 – 8 million; 2011 – 8 million; 2010 – 8 million.