MDA awards 35 Spay and Neuter Grants
MARYLAND — The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Spay and Neuter Grants Program has announced its grant recipients.
This funding will efficiently and effectively facilitate, promote, and increase spay and neuter services for cats and dogs in Maryland. A total of $850,319 in funding has been allotted for 14,446 spay and neuter surgeries for pets of low-income families and feral cats. Projects are set to start on January 1, 2022.
Maryland Agriculture Sec. Joe Bartenfelder says “Local spay and neuter programs are critical to helping reduce intake numbers and euthanasia rates in Maryland…With this funding, local projects around the state are better able to serve their communities in assisting with spay and neuter procedures.” Organizations that will receive this funding include:
- Talbot Humane
- Forgotten Cats (Wicomico Co.)
- Forgotten Cats (Worcester Co.)
- Humane Society of Wicomico County
- Worcester County Humane Society
- Baywater Animal Rescue
- Kent Humane
- Humane Society of Somerset County
The Spay and Neuter Grants Program began in 2013. An advisory board reviews all grant applications and provides recommendations to the secretary on how grants should be administered.