We have a little kitten named Bug that I brought home about a month ago. Bug is supposed to be a barn cat. However, Bug loves DH, DH loves Bug. The weather outside is turning colder and wetter, so guess where Bug is? This creates a big problem for me, the cleaner of the litter box. Bug is about 3 months old now. I want to get him neutered...DH says I want to neuter every male creature within a 5 mile radius, but that's neither here nor there. I have two choices on getting him neutered - the SPCA's quarterly spay/neuter clinic or at my vet's. I don't really trust the spay/neuter clinic. A few years back I worked at a group home for mentally handicapped adults. The residents had a kitten that I took to get spayed for them and agreed to keep at my house for a few days while she healed. The clinic shaved her, put her under anesthesia, but forgot to spay her. I've heard many stories of this clinic messing up. However, my own vet won't neuter before the cat is 4 months old; more than a month away for Bug. I don't want this cat to get in the habit of spraying in my house, on my new furniture. Is it safe to wait until he is 4 months old? I have never owned a male cat before.