Meet Our Advisory Board​ ​​​​

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.​​


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.  

Note to Pet Owners:

Individual citizens seeking spay/neuter for their pets do not apply to this program directly but are assisted by the organizations we fund

Please see the list of funded projects that may be able to help.  Check the LINK to your left "Funded Projects Currently Providing Free Spay/Neuter Services" and see if one of these projects can help.

12,429 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date

From the 36 applications submitted for our FY17 cycle, we are proud to announce that 26 new projects were approved for funding.  These projects cover 17 counties and consist of 15 that target pets of low income Marylanders, 10 that target colonies of feral cats and 1 to provide funds to purchase equipment for a new no cost/low cost spay/neuter clinic.  A  list of these projects is posted under the REPORTS section below.

Our thanks to all the great organizations and local government departments that worked hard to formulate great project ideas.

If you applied but didn't get funding this cycle, please consider a submission in our next cycle coming in early 2017!   

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator​​




Contact Information

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

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


New Legislation affects county animal shelters in the state and those receiving funds from this program. See the Notice to the left for details!

26 FY17 applications have been approved for funding.  The list of projects is posted Under the Reports Section at the bottom of this page.  

Current Projects Providing Free Spay/Neuter for Pets: This list has been updated to include our most recent projects. Those citizens seeking free spay or neuter for their pets should check this list out to see if there is a project in their area and if they qualify. 

Application Materials:

The following are some materials used in the application process.  Now that the FY17 submittal date has passed, the application forms are not available, but all other materials are here for you to see.  

PLEASE NOTE: the Guidelines documents posted below are the 2016 guidelines, which are currently being updated for the 2017 cycle. The 2016 versions remain posted so basic information about the program remains available until the updated guidelines are posted in the coming weeks.  Much of the updated documents remains the same, however there will be tweaks and some important additions, so if you plan to apply in the 2017 cycle, be sure to see the 2017 guidelines.



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 2016.docx

Please include a list of all animals altered during the quarter.

Quarterly reports are due the first week following the last day of each MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, and DECEMBER.​​