The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Pet Spay and Neuter Program has grants available to assist animal shelters, rescue groups and other non-profit organizations with spay and neuter services.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Pet Spay and Neuter Program has grants available to assist animal shelters, rescue groups and other non-profit organizations with spay and neuter services.

Last year, the Department of Agriculture provided $20,000 for spay and neuter initiatives through this program. Applications for 2018 grants are now available and are due Feb. 28. The Pet Spay and Neuter Program helps animal shelters, humane societies and non-profit groups with low cost spay and neuter initiatives.

The required forms and instructions for preparing an application are available on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s website at http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/health/petfriendly.php?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=. Qualified organizations can complete their application electronically.

The Pet Spay & Neuter Program is funded through the sales of “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates through the Missouri Department of Revenue. Each license plate sale donates $20 to the Missouri Pet Spay & Neuter Fund. The fees are collected by the Missouri State Humane Association and administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.