Support from State Spay-Neuter Grant Program will help Tip Me Frederick's lifesaving work for community cats
TMF was recently awarded a new grant from the State of Maryland, Department of Agriculture, Spay/Neuter Program, to spay/neuter and vaccinate 660 cats from within the City of Frederick (zip codes 21701-21705). This program will begin in November.
The MDA's program is designed to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs euthanized in shelters across the state by providing competitive grants to local governments and animal welfare organizations that promote and provide spay and neuter services and educational outreach, with an emphasis on low income communities and populations.
Anyone who is caring for, or wants to care for, feral, semi-feral, or free-roaming cats in the Brunswick MD region is eligible to participate.
The first step is to contact us so we can determine how best to support you. Our volunteers can loan you traps and instruct you on the trapping process; provide transportation to the clinic; etc. The level of support we provide depends on you and what you need to be successful!
The grant provides for FREE sterilization and vaccination (rabies and distemper combo). If the vet determines it is necessary your cat receives additional medical treatment, you are responsible for reimbursement to TMF. You may also request other services on the day of the clinic and they can be provided for a minimal fee.
While this program does not have minimum income eligibility requirements, it is meant to assist Good Samaritans who are caring for community cats and cannot afford sterilization and vaccination services.
After we receive your signed Participation Application/Agreement, a volunteer will contact you to schedule your appointment(s).
In June 2015, Tip Me Frederick (TMF) was awarded a grant by Best Friends Animal Society to spay, neuter, and vaccinate community cats at no cost to residents of northern Frederick County. This grant has now been completed.