Support from State Spay-Neuter Grant Program will help Tip Me Frederick's lifesaving work for community cats
In November of 2015 Tip Me Frederick (TMF) received a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to help residents in Thurmont and other areas of northern Frederick County humanely manage the area's community cats. The MDA's 2 year old 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). In addition, Tip Me Frederick will provide Revolution, a broad spectrum dewormer and flea/tick treatment.
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.