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spay

[spā]
(veterinary medicine)
To remove the ovaries.
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Many local governments in New Mexico already charge fines and fees for owners that do not spay or neuter their pets - such as Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, and others.
With a mission to provide spaying or neutering to every cat that needs it, The Feline Fix encourages people of all means to take advantage of their affordable spay and neuter services, low-cost vaccinations and microchipping.
Cases of injured and malnourished dogs and cats on the streets can be prevented if pet owners spay or neuter their pets.
About four years ago, Spay Worcester was started as a task force under the Massachusetts Animal Coalition.
has funded more than 2 million pet spay and neuter surgeries since 1994, preventing an estimated 7 million births.
She may go into heat, but pregnancy is prevented if the uterus was removed during the spay procedure.
In Norway, it is illegal to spay or neuter a dog without a valid medical reason.
The long-term benefits of elective spay (OHE) at 4 months of age include: no unwanted pregnancies; no negatives associated with heat cycles--messy "spotting" in the house, etc.
In an effort to help reduce the pet overpopulation problem in Southeast Florida, six animal shelters joined forces to provide spay and neuter surgeries for owned, feral and free-roaming cats.
The sexy newscaster wants more owners to spay or neuter their pets.
NNA - 14/02/2011 Animals Lebanon, a non-profit organization that rescues stray, abandoned and abused animals reached out through its website and Facebook page to all animal lovers in recognition of Spay Day International, offering reduced prices on neutering pets and strays to help reduce the problem of over-population of strays on the streets of Lebanon.