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Synonyms for neutering

the sterilization of an animal

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Since then, she said, the group of about 15 volunteers have had more than 3,000 stray cats spayed or neutered.
The program is seeking volunteers to help reach its goal - and grant requirement - of 175 spayed or neutered cats this year.
Nearly 71,000 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered over the four-year period.
Since Spay Day's inception, it is estimated that more than one million animals have been spayed or neutered in conjunction with the World Spay Day campaign.
Now when I tell people to have their pet spayed or neutered, I can say, 'And, it's the law,'" Barker said.
Over four million pets are euthanized every year; if every pet owner nationwide would get their pet spayed or neutered, we could put an end to this tragic statistic.
Since the group started, it has spayed or neutered more than 8,000 cats.
To combat this taxpayer burden and overpopulation crisis, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, has introduced the California Healthy Pets Act, which would require most pets in California older than four months of age to be spayed or neutered.
Because these numbers add up to alarming totals, it is crucial that pet owners take the initiative to get their pet spayed or neutered, preventing unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, and reducing the number of pets that end up homeless or euthanized at local animal shelters.
We hope our efforts will encourage pet guardians across the city to make the responsible choice in having their pet spayed or neutered.
But the bill, meant to combat the overpopulation of strays by requiring all dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered, has also drawn fire from breeders who would have to pay to register purebred pets.
It's perfectly safe to spay/neuter cats starting at eight weeks of age," Benninger said, noting that all animals are spayed or neutered before they are adopted from the shelter.
Esther Mechler, Founder and Director of SPAY/USA, a program of North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, emphasizes that when pets are not spayed or neutered, the results can be overwhelming.
SANTA CLARITA -- Residents of Santa Clarita will be required to have their dogs spayed or neutered and implanted with identification microchips under a policy tentatively approved this week by the City Council.
Statistics reflect that dogs that have not been spayed or neutered are up to three times more likely to be involved in a biting incident than neutered or spayed dogs.