Meet Our Advisory Board​ ​​​​


--"WHERE Do I go to get my pet fixed?!"---

Are you looking for free 
spay\neuter (that includes a rabies vaccination) for your pet(s)?  Maybe one of our current projects can help!


Click on the link below and see if there is an active project  ​where you are that can help.



--"There are no projects in my area and I need help now!  Where can I go?"--


         --"I really want to get my pet  fixed but I don't meet the qualifications!"--


--"What other options are there?"--


If there are no projects currently in your area or you don't meet the criteria for free services, but you have dogs or cats you want to get spay/neutered, and you need a low cost option, check below for low cost options available.

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website has a useful tool to help you find low cost clinics and programs that may be right for you. 
Click on the link below:   
  • Scroll down the page to the Map, 
  • Enter your zip code,
  • Click on GO,
  •  ​Zoom in, and
  • Click on the dots for Clinic or Spay & Neuter Program information.

Spay and Neuter Grants Program

Welcome to Maryland's Spay and Neuter Grants Program  
This program is designed to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs euthanized in shelters across the state. We hope to reduce these numbers by providing competitive grants to local governments and non-profit animal welfare organizations who will then provide free spay and neuter services to pet dogs and cats of low income Marylanders and to colonies of feral cats.  
59,248 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
 Congratulations to the 30 projects selected as recipients in the FY20 grant cycle. 
On April 1st, 2019 the FY20 grant application selection cycle closed after recieving 41 applications to provide spay and neuter services to dogs and cats across Maryland. After careful review the Spay and Neuter Advisory Board met on July 12th to discuss the applications and selected 30 of those programs to be fully or partially funded. These 30 projects will target another 15,263 spay and neuter surgeries for pets of low income families and feral cats. 
Nathaniel Boan, Program Coordinator​​​​/Grant Specialist


Contact Information

Nathaniel Boan
Program Coordinator​
Phone: 410-841-5766

Office Address:
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401


The Maryland Department of Agriculture Spay and Neuter Program would like to thank Dr. Amy Holstein, Amy Hanigan, and Robin Catlett for their 5 years of volunteer service on the Spay and Neuter Advisory Board (SNAB). Their hard work and dedication helped to form and mold this program into the success that it is today.

We would also like to welcome our 3 new SNAB members who will be reviewing and evaluating the FY21 applications, Dr. Tracy Stuller, Lisa Radov, and Patricia Crankshaw-Quimby.

Next Advisory Board Meeting

On October 9th, 2020, the Spay Neuter Advisory Board will meet from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. to evaluate the applications for FY2021 Funding.

If you would like more information or to view the meeting please email the Program Coordinator, Nathaniel Boan, at​.


Application Materials:

The following are the materials you will need to submit a 2019 application for the FY20 funding cycle.




Some Helpful Documents for Submitters:

Forms and Materials for Project Managers:

Quarterly Report Submittal Schedule for Grant Recipients:

Use this WORD form for Quarterly Reports:Quarterly Progress Report Form 2018.docx
Please include a list of all animals altered during the quarter.

Quarterly reports are due the first week following each MARCH 31, JUNE 30, SEPTEMBER 30, and DECEMBER 31.