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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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He also said that the organisation helps pay for cat neutering for people who belong to vulnerable groups.
Neutering can reduce the extent of some behavioural problems but your dog will lose none of its character and intelligence and will still be your fabulous dog.
If you think about it, spaying and neutering really gets to the core of the problem," he said.
Some facets of your rabbit's sexuality will remain post neutering, but in a gentler and more subdued form.
It really does prove that there is a need for low cost preventative treatments like neutering and vaccination in Coventry.
Neutering is sold as always being beneficial to a dog's health, preventing many of the diseases that can come later in dog life.
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.
As part of the TNR programme, pest control companies contracted by the Centre of Waste Management trap stray cats and dogs across Abu Dhabi emirate, and bring them in separate cages to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the only agency authorised for neutering.
Spay Day is an annual campaign to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and stray animals.
There are also several benefits to spaying and neutering.
The clinics also offer free neutering funded by RSPCA, free micro-chipping funded by RSPCA, dog neutering from pounds 30, funded by Dogs Trust, and cat neutering from pounds 5, funded by Cats Protection.
The animal welfare organisation run by Jean Barraclough is starting a monthly neutering clinic in partnership with FROG (Future Regeneration of Grangetown).