Finding low-cost or free care for your Maryland pets can seem like a task that’s almost insurmountable, especially with limited financial resources. Thankfully, we’ve got a comprehensive list of Maryland pet care facilities for your perusal. Keep scrolling to get the goods!
Spay and Neuter Services
Baltimore Humane Society (Reisterstown)
Owners with Maryland pets — you’re in luck! The Baltimore Humane Society boasts a wonderful program that offers free spay/neuter services to qualifying low-income residents in Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford counties! Of course, this is an income-based program and you will be asked to provide proof of financial need. Surgeries are by appointment only. Click here to learn more. Call (410)833-8848.
HART For Animals (Accident)
HART For Animals in Accident provides a low-cost spay and neuter program for low-income residents with Maryland pets. Get the lowdown straight from their website:
“To assist our region in preventing the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy animals, the HARTHelp program offers low-cost services to pet owners who cannot afford the cost of the surgeries. The program is based on income and residency.
“You are eligible for this service if you are a Maryland, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania resident and your income falls within the Maryland WIC Income Guidelines detailed in the application. Download the application below for more details.”
Head over here to download said application for assistance. You can also call (301) 387-7729 for more information.
Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (Gaithersburg)
This animal welfare facility in Gaithersburg is offering to pay part of spay/neuter costs for eligible owners in Montgomery county with Maryland pets. You’ll need to complete an application for financial assistance to see if you qualify. Additionally, you can contact the organization at this email address: [email protected] Go here to peruse the guidelines for this program. Call (301)740-2511.
Pet Food Banks/Pantries
Baltimore Humane Society (Reisterstown)
BMore Kind Pet Food Pantry is one of Baltimore Humane Society’s many programs aimed at providing aid to animal owners with Maryland pets. If you click here, you can complete their application/waiver for food distribution as well as browse any stipulations or requirements regarding your furry loved ones. Food is doled out once per month per household. You can call (410)833-8848.
Caroline County Humane Society (Ridgely)
Caroline County Humane Society offers free food via their CCHS Pet Pantry. They wholeheartedly believe (as everyone should) that no pet should ever go hungry. They’re dedicated to offering sustenance for your Maryland pets. You’ll be asked to fill out a sign-up sheet upon arrival for your first pickup. You can receive food once a week during shelter hours. Go here to learn more. Call (410) 820-1600.
Maryland SPCA (Baltimore)
Maryland SPCA in Baltimore has served more than 11,000 pets with their Kibble Connection pantry. They distribute food twice per week to Maryland pets. Maryland SPCA is able to offer resources via generous donations from the public, foundations, and corporations. Head over here to fill out the request form for food assistance. Call (410) 235-8826.
Veterinary Care Grants/Assistance
Molly’s Hope (Statewide)
Molly’s Hope is a 501c3 organization that’s committed to providing monetary assistance to lower-income folks with Maryland pets. Here’s a snippet from their site delving into the typical grant amount you can receive:
“Our typical grants range between $300.00 – $400.00. In order to be considered for a grant, we require a completed grant application, income documentation (pay stub, benefits award letter, tax returns), diagnosis, prognosis and estimate of treatment cost from your vet.”
Click here to download the application and read more. You can also call (443) 465-3023.
Frederick County Humane Society (Frederick County)
Frederick County Humane Society is dedicated to providing financial aid whenever it’s needed to Maryland pets in Frederick county.
“FCHS provides emergency financial support to families whose pets require lifesaving (and often expensive) medical treatment. For more information, please call our office at (301) 694-8300, or download a flyer.”
Go here for more information and to download the aforementioned flyer. You can also call the number listed above.
The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (Statewide)
The Buddy Foundation of Maryland offers funds to Maryland pets that are in dire need of care. The maximum award amount for recipients is $1,000. Of course, as per their guidelines, you’ll need to provide evidence of financial need. You must have tried the preventative care route prior to applying for aid. Head over here to learn more. You can also contact them on the same page with any inquiries.