The Maryland Department of Agriculture has released a very favorable report about this program, which was established by the passage of Senate Bill 820 in 2013. The goal of this legislation was to reduce the intake and euthanasia numbers of cats and dogs in Maryland.
“Of cats euthanized, there has been a 43% reduction from 2013 to 2016, and a reduction of intake of 2.5%. Of dogs euthanized, there has been a 25% from 2013 to 2016, and a 4% reduction of intake.”
This year, the Maryland Department of Agriculture will award $860,000 in grants to help reduce intake and euthanasia rates of dogs and cats in Maryland.
Thanks to the many organizations and people responsible for the resounding success of this program!