Maryland Department of Agriculture   &   Snyder Foundation for Animals

Grant Programs

Funding has been awarded to the Humane Society of Charles County from the Maryland Department of Agriculture and The Snyder Foundation for Animals. These grants are designed to assist low-income families in the Charles County area with affordable spay/neuter for their pet dogs and cats. We unfortunately do not offer free or reduced-cost spay/neuter for other types of pets, nor do we offer vouchers for non-Maryland residents.

Charles County and Select Zip Codes in Prince George’s County

If you are a resident of Charles County, and your household income is less than $77,000, you may qualify for Free Spay/Neuter & Rabies Vaccination!

Free Spay/Neuter may be available for families with Bully Breed dogs (Pit Bulls, American Bulldogs, American Staffordshire Terriers, and “Pittie Mixes”), Charles County Residents, and residents of select zip codes in PG County with a household income of less than $77,000. Included PG County zip codes are 20772, 20735, 20744, 20607, and 20613.

Maryland Other Than Charles County and the PG County Zip Codes Listed Above

If you reside outside of Charles County, but within the state of Maryland, these grants will also cover you to receive a reduced cost spay/neuter and free rabies vaccine for your personal pet if you income is less than $58,000 (See Sliding Scale Table Below).  

To apply for this program, schedule a surgery appointment under the “Spay/Neuter & Vaccination Information” page. The online scheduler has instructions of how to upload the necessary documentation to prove residency and income qualification. You may also email your proof of income documentation to   

Email if you have any further questions about the Discount Spay/Neuter program for Dogs and Cats.

Maryland Residents Living Outside of Charles County
Animal TypeIncome Less Than $30,000Income Between $30,001 & $40,000Income Between $40,001 & $58,000
Dog Spay$55.00$65.00$75.00
Dog Neuter$50.00$55.00$65.00
Cat Spay$34.00$39.00$49.00
Cat Neuter$29.00$39.00$44.00

Feral Cats

Our grant programs are also used to provide free spay/neuter and vaccines for “community cats” or free roaming cats (TNR).  Please visit our “Friends Forever Community Outreach Trap Neuter Return Program” to learn more about how you can help stop the unwanted litters of “community cats” in the area.