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.



--"Rats! There is no project in my area and I need help now!"--

         --"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, there are still some low cost options available.

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website has a useful tool to help you find low cost clinics and programs 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 to provide free spay and neuter services to pet dogs and cats of low income Marylanders and to colonies of feral cats.  
32,571 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
   The 2018 Cycle Applications: 
Where we are in the process 
Our 2018 cycle Request For Proposals resulted in 23 pet-focused applications and 17 feral cat-focused applications.  The combined budget request for all the applications is $1,410,334.64.
The applications are currently being reviewed by each of our Advisory Board members. 

The Advisory Board will meet on August 2 and 3 (and possibly on the 17 if a 3rd meeting is needed) to discuss each application and develop their funding recommendations for the Secretary.  After the Secretary has made his final decisions, email notifications of approvals and turndowns will be sent out as soon as possible.  Look for this happening sometime in September.  

Please know that the Advisory Board and the Department appreciate the hard work that was put into each submission and we thank you all for participating in the program. 

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator​​​​
  Source: Sunshine's Friends Cat Rescue Pet Project (Project 17-235)

Contact Information

Jane Mallory
Program Coordinator​
Phone: 410-841-5766

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


The 2018 Request for Proposals  has now passed.  Look for our next RFP in early 2019.

Next Advisory Board Meeting:
August 2 & 3, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (if needed) at MDA Headquarters.


Application Materials:

The following were the materials used for the 2018 application cycle, which closed on March 30, 2018, 5:00 PM EST. These materials remain here for public to learn about the program application process.  It should be understood that these items most likely will be updated for the next cycle in January 2019 and should not be used in any future application 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.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.