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.  
70,916 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
 Congratulations to the 28 projects selected as recipients in the FY21 grant cycle. 
On May 1st, 2020 the FY21 grant application selection cycle closed after recieving 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 October 9th, 2020 to discuss the applications and selected 28 of those programs to be fully or partially funded. These 28 projects will target another 14,460 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

Next Advisory Board Meeting:

The Spay and Neuter Advisory Board will meet online on Wednesday August 11th, 2021 at 10:00 AM to discuss the applications for the FY22 Grant Cycle.

Now Accepting FY22 Grant Proposals:​

The Maryland Department of Agriculture Spay and Neuter Program is now accepting applications for the FY22 grant funding cycle. 

Applications will be accepted from Jan. 19 to April 9, 2021. 

Submissions must be emailed before 5:01 p.m. on April 9, 2021 to: 

Applications sent to any other email address or after the deadline will NOT be considered for funding. 

For more information please read through the 2021 applications and instructions below.  

FY22 Grant Application Materials:

The following are the materials you will need to submit a 2021 application for the FY22 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.