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The Animal Shelters Standards Act of 2016 
applies to all county animal shelters, all organizations that contract with a county or a municipality for animal control, or any organization that shelters animals and has received funds from the Maryland Spay and Neuter Grants Program since 2015.  Read more.​​

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Source: Sunshine's Friends Cat Rescue Pet Project 
(Project 17-235)

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 animal welfare organizations that in turn promote and provide free spay and neuter services to pets of low income Marylanders and to colonies of feral cats.  


Are you looking for free spay and neuter for your pets? Individual citizens seeking spay/neuter for their pets do not apply directly to this program  but are assisted by the organizations we fund.  

Please look to see if a project is happening in your area. Check the LINK to your left  under "Funded Projects Currently Providing Free Spay/Neuter Services" and see if one of these projects can help.

24,348 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
 Another Funding Opportunity Rapidly Approaching 
Our last RFP, released in January, resulted in 29 new projects.  With January 2018 rapidly approaching, a new RFP will be out and we hope to fund even more great projects. 

But time moves quickly!  So, its never too early to start thinking about your application.  

As the new year approaches, the program materials will be tweaked, improved and posted when ready. In the meantime, you can still view the 2017 guidelines and application forms so you can see what we typically ask for in our applications and what you should start thinking about.  

And its never too early to start coordinating with shelters, animal control and other groups.

And finally, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I am here to help!

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator​​​​

Contact Information

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

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


Next Advisory Board Meeting:
December 8, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at MDA Headquarters


Application Materials:

The following applications and guidelines were used for the 2017 (FY18) cyle. These materials will still be available for your edification but will be updated for the next 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.