Free or Low Cost Spay/Neuter

We are proud to offer two programs to low income residents that will provide free spay and neuter to their pets.

“Don’t Pay To Spay” is a grant program that provides FREE spay and neuter of pets of Caroline County residents and Dorchester County residents in the zip codes of Hurlock, Federalsburg, East New Market, Secretary, Rhodesdale and Vienna. This program is made possible because of a generous grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. This program is income based and will restart in January 2017. To apply, please download and complete the application.  Mail the completed application to Caroline County Humane Society, 407 West Bell St., Ridgely, MD 21660.  For additional information or to see if you will qualify please call the Caroline County Humane Society at 410-820-1600

The Caroline County Humane Society also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic on Thursdays. The CCHS Spay/Neuter Clinic offers spay/neuter surgeries at a reduced cost to all pet owners, and animal shelters and rescues on Maryland’s mid-shore. For more information or to schedule an appointment at the CCHS Spay/Neuter Clinic please call 410-820-1600 or email us at

An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total:

1 year: 12
2 years: 67
3 years: 376
4 years: 2,107
5 years: 11,801
6 years: 66,088
7 years: 370,092
8 years: 2,072,514
9 years: 11,606,077

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TOGETHER, we CAN make a difference.

In 2016, the Caroline County Humane Society provided assistance for over 950 spay/neuter surgeries.

Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when one considers its benefits. It’s a small price to pay for the health of your pet and the prevention of more unwanted animals.

Each day in the United States, thousands upon thousands of puppies and kittens are born because of the uncontrolled breeding of pets. Add to that number the offspring of stray and abandoned dogs and cats, and the total becomes even more staggering. Every year, between six and eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters; some three to four million of these animals are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them.