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, feel free to contact us and we'll try to help you find something affordable, although reduced costs vets might be further away or have a longer wait time than usual.  

Free Spay & Neuter, Free Spay & Neuter for Pit Bulls, and Free Community Cat Spay & Neuter

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 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.  

If you are feeding an outdoor cat, please fix it. Sterilized cats make better neighbors when they aren't having litters, when they're vaccinated, and when they aren't making the noises associated with fighting and looking for a mate. Please contact us at 410.880.2488 option#3 or aadvocates@hotmail.com to discuss your situation.


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