Spay and Neuter Grants Program

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Welcome to Maryland's Spay and Neuter Grants Program!​​
This program is designed to reduce the number ​of cats and dogs surrendered to and 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 for colonies of feral/community cats.  ​

​95,442 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date


November 1, 2022: Congratulations to the 31 projects selected as recipients in the FY23 grant cycle!
On April 1, 2022,​ the FY23 grant application period closed after receiving 32 applications to provide spay and neuter services to dogs and cats across Maryland. After careful review, the Spay and Neuter Advisory Board met on August 19, 2022 to discuss the applications, and selected 31 of those programs to be fully or partially funded. These 31 projects will target another 14,494 spay and neuter surgeries for pets of low income families, and community cat projects. Projects are set to start in October 2022 be active until the end of 2023. The total amount funded was $844,104.81.​ For information about projects in your county, please click here for owned pet programs, and click here​ for community/feral cat programs.

April 1, 2022: FY23 Spay and Neuter Grant Application window​ is now closed
Grant applications are no longer being accepted for the FY23 grant cycle. We would like to thank the 32 applicants who have submitted an application for this cycle. The Spay and Neuter Program Coordinator will begin processing the grants and getting them ready for the Spay and Neuter Advisory Board review. ​​

Upcoming SNAB Meetings:
August 2023​​



Contact Information

Jen Swanson
Program Coordinator​

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

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