Great news for cats in Maryland this week! The Baltimore County Department of Animal Services is opening up its Southwest Area Park Swap Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic services to recipients of Maryland’s Department of Agriculture spay/neuter grant.
The state of Maryland runs a grant program that is “designed to the number of unwanted cats and dogs euthanized in shelters across the state.” The program works by providing grants to local governments and animal welfare organizations to promote and provide free spay/neuter services to companion animals and feral cats cared for by low income Maryland residents.
This new clinic will be a great asset to local governments and animal welfare organizations as it provides a fully equipped surgical suite to accommodate high-volume/high-quality services, a holding and recovery facility specifically for feral cats and a loading space for easy loading and unloading of caged cats.
Spaying and neutering cats is the most effective way to reduce cat overpopulation and reduce euthanasia at shelters. This clinic will help save countless cats’ lives and help make spay/neuter services accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
The SWAP facility can be found at 3941 Klunk Drive, Brooklyn Maryland. Spay/neuter services will be free to groups working within Baltimore County and will be $40 a cat for groups outside of the county. People interested in receiving the free spay/neuter services are urged to contact the grant recipients directly.
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