Thirty-four states have an official fund from which they give grants for cat and dog sterilization. Most of these funds come from the sale of special license plates to individuals who want to support spay and neuter. While most states do not give grants to individuals, nonprofits and local shelters that facilitate spay/neuter services for low-income households are eligible to apply.
This is encouraging, although we would like to see more of the spay/neuter funds dedicated to TNR programs in addition to low-income pet sterilizations. Maryland, for example, has a terrific grants program specifically for community cat spay/neuter and vaccinations.
The states listed here do NOT have a spay/neuter fund of any kind.
If you see your state on the list, consider writing your state legislatures about the need for state-sponsored sterilizations to combat the tragedy and health hazards of pet overpopulation.
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