If the cat will be allowed to roam outside, early spaying is the wiser choice in light of the overpopulation of cats running homeless or sitting in rescue shelters.
Overpopulation: According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the world's population has grown from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion in 1999.
There has been an explosion in pet overpopulation going on for decades, and many fine dogs are sitting in shelters right now.
Overpopulation, due to irresponsible owners and breeders, is a major contributor to canine homelessness.
Not spaying/neutering our pets results in the tragedy of cat overpopulation.
Do backyard breeders contribute to pet overpopulation?