Spay/Neuter Grants

Targeted Spay/Neuter programs are those directed toward dogs and cats in locations with a high shelter intake of puppies/kittens or unaltered adults. The ASPCA is interested in funding spay/neuter programs that decrease shelter intake and save more lives.

The ASPCA is particularly interested in funding subsidized low-cost spay/neuter, Trap-Neuter-Return or voucher programs that:

  • Target geographic areas to reduce shelter intake of kittens/puppies or unaltered adult cats/dogs
  • Allow owned cats and/or dogs to remain in their home
  • Divert community cats for spay/neuter and return to site instead of shelter admittance

Organizations that receive grants for the above projects may be required to submit intake data from their geographic area before, during, and after the term of the grant.

The ASPCA will also consider, at a lower priority:

  • Spay/neuter programs that efficiently make animals ready for adoption
  • Capacity building to establish or expand spay/neuter services

Grant requests may include the following:

  • Direct spay/neuter costs and supplies
  • Equipment purchases that will enable a greater number of animals to be served and/or high-quality spay/neuter to be implemented
  • Marketing/advertising/outreach expenses
  • Transport costs directly related to the spay/neuter program
  • Payroll support for veterinary staff, including technicians and assistants
  • Training of staff in high quality, high volume spay/neuter techniques (please use the Scholarship application)

For Spay/Neuter programs, you must use this application:

For Spay/Neuter programs targeting low-income populations in New York State, please visit the APCP page.

You confirm that your veterinarian(s) and veterinary medical support staff have read the Association of Shelter Veterinarians veterinary medical care guidelines for spay/neuter programs (JAVMA, Vol 233, No. 1, July 1, 2008).

In submitting an application for funding to support your spay/neuter program(s), you will confirm that your protocols are consistent with medical care guidelines as established by the resource cited above.

Additional Guidelines

  • Unless otherwise specified by an ASPCA grant officer, please limit your request to no more than $5,000 or 10% of your annual budget, whichever is lower. Please do not include more than one project request in an application
  • Lower priority may be given to organizations that have received a grant in the previous six months
  • Your application will not be considered if you choose the incorrect application
  • Equine organizations must submit their application on the Equine Fund page according to the guidelines posted there
  • Applicants interested in the Anti-Cruelty Grants Program should visit this page
  • Applicants interested in the National Spay/Neuter Project should visit that section of the website
  • Please refer to the ASPCA's general requirements for a list of documentation you should submit with your grant application
  • To help you prepare prior to applying online, you can download a sample application for Spay/Neuter Programs
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

Currently, only applications that are formally invited by an ASPCA grant officer will be considered. If you have not been formally invited to apply for one of the below projects, you are welcome to submit a brief description of your project directly to your state’s ASPCA grant officer, whose information can be found at this page.