Your Donation Saves Lives!

We count on your donations to continue our life-saving work. As a non-profit organization with no paid staff members, our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of local animals. And our efforts are paying off. Our innovative programs have been credited with reducing the number of animals who are euthanized at our local animal control facility. Our dream is that one day, no adoptable animals will be killed in area shelters. We thank you for helping us realize this dream.Visit the donation page to see where your money goes.


Spay & Neuter
The first step in making a difference in overpopulation is to Spay & Neuter. Even if you do not qualify for our Free Program, please contact us and we can help you find something affordable.

Free Spay & Neuters, Reduced Cost Spay & Neuters, and Free Spay & Neuter for Pit Bulls

There is no residency requirement for these programs and they are open to people in all surrounding counties.  While we do work with some vets outside of Howard County, depending on where you live we may need to ask you to make your appointment here in Howard County.  We reserve the right to restrict and/or deny services at our discretion.  

Our FREE program is available to people who meet one of the following income requirements. If you have a pit bull please skip to the bottom:

A single person who

  • has no dependents
  • Is not claimed as someone else's dependent
  • Has an annual income of less than $30,000.

A single person who

  • Has dependents and is considered the head of the household
  • Has an annual income of less than $50,000.

A married couple who

  • Has a combined annual income of less than $50,000
If you meet the requirements for a Free Spay and Neuter you can either fill it out online, or print it out and mail it in. 

To fill out the application online, click here.

To download the application to print it out, complete it, and scan or mail it in along with your proof of income, click  here.

If you do not meet one of these requirements you can still have your pet spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. There is no income requirement for the reduced cost programs. To request information on these programs please call 410-880-2488, choose option 2 and leave the following information: Your name Your full mailing address and phone number Information on your pet - PLEASE include type of pet (dog or cat), sex and age. This information will be mailed to you within 2-5 business days. Or you can email us at aadvocates@hotmail.com

If you have a pit bull, there are no income requirements. Please contact us at 410.880.2488 option#3 or aadvocates@hotmail.com for a short application.  


Animal Advocates of Howard County | PO Box 1403 • Ellicott City, MD 21041
(410) 880-2488 •