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No Cost Spay Neuter Program
petsFour Cities Initiative
NO COST SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM
for low income/at-need households

 

A partnership of: Greenbelt, City of College Park,  New  Carrollton and Berwyn Heights 




DID YOU KNOW?

  • There are more than 5 million dogs and cats living in animal shelters; over 50% of these will be euthanized.
  • There are over 70 million stray dogs and cats in this country.
  • A fertile cat will give birth to 4-12 kittens every year; a fertile dog will give birth to 4-6 puppies each year.
  • Dog and cat over population is the major contributing cause for dog and cat homelessness, and the high rate of unnecessary euthanasia in shelters.
  • Having your dogs and cats spayed and neutered can help reduce pet homelessness.
  • The major barrier for low-income pet owners to having their pet sterilized is the cost of surgery. 
  • The Maryland Statewide Spay/Neuter Fund was created to fund spay/neuter surgeries for low income/at-need pet owners.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?
Does your household satisfy ONE of the following criteria?

  • Reside within Zip Code 20737, 20740, 20783
  • Household income is below the federal minimum poverty level as set forth in most recent HHS Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Household income is less than 80% of the median income for households in the State of Maryland or county of residence    
  • Head of Household or second earner is unemployed
  • Rate of pay for the head of household or second earner is less than $27.15 per hour
  • Head of household is receiving  temporary cash assistance
  • Children in household are receiving temporary cash assistance
  • Household is participating in food supplemental program
  • Children in household are participating in the free and reduced price meals program (FARMS)
  • Head of household or second earner is recipient of Veteran’s or Social Security disability benefits.
 

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you qualify, complete a No-Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Program Application available as a fillable pdf. 

No-Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Program Application (Spanish)

Save the form and email it as an attachment to  .

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION PER DOG OR CAT

Applications will be reviewed and spay/neuter vouchers will be returned  by mail. Vouchers will be redeemable at
Spay Now
, 7401 Van Dusen Road, Laurel, MD 20707 

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Funding for this program comes from the

Maryland Department of Agriculture Spay and Neuter Program.