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


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. ​​

January 7, 2022: FY23 Spay and Neuter Grant Applications are now live
​Grant applications were due by 5:00pm on April 1, 2022. No late submissions are accepted. Grant applications must be submitted through the Maryland OneStop portal. For more information about how to apply please visit the Grant Applications page

October 1, 2021: Congratulations to the 35 projects selected as recipients in the FY22 grant cycle!
On April 9, 2021 the FY22 grant application period closed after receiving 36 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 11, 2021 to discuss the applications, and selected 35 of those programs to be fully or partially funded. These 35 projects will target another 14,446 spay and neuter surgeries for pets of low income families and feral cats. Projects are set to start in fall of 2021 through spring of 2022, and be active until the end of 2022. 

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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