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spay

 (spā)
tr.v. spayed, spay·ing, spays
To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).

[Middle English spaien, from Anglo-Norman espeier, to cut with a sword, from espee, sword, from Latin spatha; see spathe.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spaying - neutering a female by removing the ovaries
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"
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The cost of spaying or neutering a pet is less than the cost of raising puppies or kittens for a year.
As your dog is 11 months old, I would recommend spaying her three months after her last season.
Currently, more than 2 million dogs are euthanized in American shelters every year, emphasizing the need for spaying.
When she retired from her human services job in 2006, she and some other animal welfare advocates got a $57,000 Pet Smart Charity grant to pay for the spaying and neutering of 1,000 cats.
The percentage of animals being adopted from shelters is surprisingly low, around 10 - 20 percent, so we want to educate people about the importance of spaying or neutering as a way to reduce pet over-population and improve animal health and well-being.
Brian replies: Spaying involves a cat's ovaries and womb being removed and it prevents unwanted kittens and heat cycles.
Spay Day is an annual campaign to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and stray animals.
Firstly, spaying is the only safe and effective way to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
And it is to counter this that Salter's organisation has started a simple process: spaying.
Hendrick had been about to sterilize the cat, a process called spaying for females and neutering for males, when she discovered that not only was the female seven weeks pregnant, but also very close to death.
A Spaying (or neutering) has important health benefits for dogs and involves removing the uterus (womb) and ovaries.
Winans said her organization and other nonprofit groups in the area will not be able to meet the demand for spaying and neutering created by the closure of Eugene's clinic.