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neuter

(no͞o′tər, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Grammar
a. Neither masculine nor feminine in gender.
b. Neither active nor passive; intransitive. Used of verbs.
2. Biology
a. Having undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs: the neuter caste in social insects.
b. Having pistils and stamens that are nonfunctional or absent.
3. Castrated or spayed. Used of animals.
4. Androgynous or asexual.
n.
1. An androgynous or asexual person.
2. A castrated animal.
3. An insect that has undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs, such as a worker bee.
tr.v. neu·tered, neu·tering, neu·ters
To castrate or spay.

neu·ter

(nū'tĕr)
To sterilize a male or female animal surgically.
[L. neither, i.e. neither male nor female]

neuter

an organism having nonfunctional or absent sexual parts. In plants, a neuter is one without male and female flower parts (e.g. ray florets of sunflower). A neuter in animals is one that is sexually undeveloped or sterile, for example the female worker in a bee colony, or a castrated or spayed animal.

neuter

1. to desex an animal. This has assumed an important role in the management and control of companion animal populations. castration and ovariohysterectomy are the usual procedures.
2. a desexed animal.
3. a castrated male cat.
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Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, the Happy Neuter Year campaign will provide $20 neuter surgeries for cats during the month of January.
After 12 years in private practice and 8 years practicing as spay and neuter surgeons, Dr.
He urged all municipalities to arrange a e1/42,000 annual budget to help their citizens neuter cats and said the state veterinary services had a e1/450,000 budget for cat neutering until three years ago but it was discontinued due to the crisis.
Cats Protection is funding a new scheme to neuter strays in north Birmingham.
It is just as important to neuter male cats as statistics show that neutered males are more home-loving and are less likely to be involved in car accidents.
Rescue centres are at bursting point with unwanted puppies, even puppies that were bred on purpose for sale but then become unwanted o can't even be sold in the first place - if you love dogs, don't add to the problem and neuter instead.
Warrick, along with a city-led volunteer group called Veneta Friends of Ferals, hopes to trap and spay or neuter at least 300 cats over the next two years as part of the grant-funded program, and return the cats to their current habitat in Veneta.
It is recommended that you neuter both the adult bucks and does, especially if there are fights.
He says, "There are many advantages in having your pet neutered, from the prevention of unwanted litters to a reduction in aggression and prevention of potentially fatal infections "We are committed to encouraging owners to neuter their pets and throughout April and May we are offering a 10% discount on all cat, dog and rabbit neutering procedures.
Trained veterinarians then check the general health of the animals, neuter them, and insert microchips in each animal.
Animals Lebanon offered Trap Neuter Return (TNR) vouchers for half off for the entire month of February.
With a grant from the World Society for the Protection of Animals, Animals Lebanon and Hendrick are throughout this week cooperating with local vets to help neuter and vaccinate tens of homeless cats and dogs in Beirut.