Spay and Neuter Advisory Board
The Spay and Neuter Advisory Board (SNAB) recommends the guidelines and regulations needed to implement Maryland’s Spay and Neuter Fund, which was established by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2013 Legislative Session as a new program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). The SNAB meets annually to review grant applications and make determinations regarding grant approvals and funding.
The program is designed to reduce the number of cats and dogs surrendered to and euthanized in shelters across the State, by providing grants to local governments and animal welfare organizations that promote and provide spay and neuter services to pets of low income Marylanders and to colonies of feral/community cats, where not prohibited by local law. To find out more about the genesis of the program, read about the Program Background
Members of the SNAB include the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture (or their designee), a representative of a private animal shelter, a representative of
the pet food industry, a veterinarian, a representative of
an animal control agency, and two representatives of animal welfare organizations. Please email
the Spay and Neuter Grant Program Coordinator for the current list of members.
For more information about the Spay and Neuter Grant Program, click here.