Spay/neuter clinic advances in western Maryland

A new spay/neuter clinic is under construction in Hagerstown, Md. A new spay/neuter clinic under construction in Hagerstown, Md., is progressing and is on track to be completed this fall, according to the Humane Society of Washington County, which is

Maryland unveils spay/neuter funding rules

Maryland has unveiled proposed regulations for its new statewide spay/neuter funding program. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) on March 21 released proposed regulations for its new statewide spay/neuter funding program. The five-page draf

Feral cat funding urged in Maryland

A feral cat in Maryland. A national animal welfare group is urging Maryland to clarify that funding from the state’s new spay/neuter program can be used to sterilize feral cats. In an April 15 letter to state officials, Best Friends Animal Society wr

Spay/neuter fund proposed in Virginia

A feral cat nurses her kittens. A Virginia lawmaker is proposing to set up a companion animal sterilization program to curb overpopulation and reduce the number of cats and dogs put down in shelters across the state. Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Franklin Cou

Virginia punts spay/neuter proposal to 2015

Virginia lawmakers will wait a year to consider launching a spay/neuter fund. Facing resistance in some quarters to a proposed spay/neuter fund, a Virginia Senate panel decided Jan. 30 to wait at least a year to consider the measure. The Senate Agric