A CAT charity is helping owners across the borough pay their neutering costs in a bid to stop overpopulation.

Cats Protection Barnsley has launched a scheme where residents living in the postcodes S70, S71, S72, S73, S74, S75 and S63 will be entitled to a subsidised rate for neutering operations.

Participating vets include Vets4Pets in Barnsley and Cortonwood, The Pet Vet, Churchfield Vets, Greenside Vets, and Calder Vets in Penistone.

Dawn Hodgson, at Cats Protection Barnsley, said: “We wanted to help owners with the costs of neutering.

“We wanted to do this to control the cat population in Barnsley as at the moment, kittens are having kittens.

“Make sure to call one of the vets included in the scheme in advance to find out more about it.”