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You should absolutely get your cat neutered if you're going to let him outside. I'm sure he's been responsible for producing more unwanted litters. You don't know every cat in the area, and stray female cats are probably not going to be hanging out with people. I think it's very irresponsible to let an unneutered cat outside. Is he vaccinated against Leukemia? AIDS? Have you tested him for both on a regular basis? An intact cat has a greatly increased odds of catching either/both disease, as well as passing them on to other cats, fixed or not. Is he microchipped?

There should be no reason why a vet wouldn't neuter an older cat. It's literally a five minute operation, and they don't even need general anesthesia. With an older cat, you'd probably want to run some pre-operative testing, but I have a really hard time believing no one would do the surgery. They'll do complex cancer surgeries on 15 year old cats. A routine procedure shouldn't be a big deal.
 
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