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Maryland Department of Agriculture Awards 35 Spay and Neuter Grants

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA’s) Spay and Neuter Grants Program declares 35 grant recipients that can obtain funding for tasks that effectively and successfully facilitate, promote, and improve spay and neuter providers for cats and canines in Maryland. 

These tasks will obtain a complete of $850,319 in funding to focus on one other 14,446 spay and neuter surgical procedures for pets of low-income households and feral cats. Projects begin Jan. 1, 2022, and will probably be accomplished by the top of 2022. Recipients embody municipal governments, county governments, and 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organizations. View a full record of grant awardees on MDA’s web site.

“Local spay and neuter programs are critical to helping reduce intake numbers and euthanasia rates in Maryland,” mentioned Maryland Agriculture Sec. Joe Bartenfelder. “With this funding, local projects around the state are better able to serve their communities in assisting with spay and neuter procedures.”

This program is funded by charges paid by the pet meals business for every product they register to promote inside the state. To date, this system has funded 218 grant tasks that collectively have accomplished almost 84,000 spay and neuter procedures.

The Spay and Neuter Grants Program was established in 2013. A seven-member advisory board, appointed by the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture, evaluations all grant functions and gives suggestions to the Secretary on how grants ought to be administered. 

More details about the Spay and Neuter Grants Program is on the market on the division’s web site. For questions on this system, please contact Nathaniel Boan at (410) 841-5766 or nathaniel.boan@maryland.gov

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