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neuter

1. (of animals and plants) having nonfunctional, underdeveloped, or absent reproductive organs
2. a sexually underdeveloped female insect, such as a worker bee
3. a castrated animal, esp a domestic animal
4. a flower in which the stamens and pistil are absent or nonfunctional
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The guidelines for eligibility for neutering assistance apply to one or more of the following: receipt of certain means-tested benefits, low household income, full-time students living away from home, state-only pension and pension credit.
"Neutering your cat from four months old can help tackle this crisis.
Details of the low-cost neutering service can be found at www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/financial-assistance.
Cats Protection's community neutering officer, Rachele Follini, says: "Crucially, neutering also helps prevent outdoor cat populations growing out of control.
Neutering is a surgical operation which stops female cats - queens - from becoming pregnant and male cats - toms - from making females pregnant.
These animals do not have access to any veterinary treatment, including neutering or spaying, and so the population has grown unrestricted.
Spaying and neutering also reduces strays and overpopulation in shelters.
"Neutering female cats can take us about half an hour, while operating on a male takes 20 minutes," added Mathai.
Neutering dogs is something that is about as American as baseball.
Cyprus' cat population is now a staggering 1.5 million animal according to welfare groups who blame years of chronic underfunding of spaying and neutering programmes.
Feral cats present a threat to wildcats by mating with them, so the team spent 364 nights catching strays for neutering.
A., a member of the family whose identity has been withheld by request, told Gulf News: "We did think about neutering them, but in Umm Al Quwain there is only one place that we know of that does the procedure.