Poultry and Animal Health

Spay/Neuter Program

The State of Delaware Spay/Neuter Program provides low cost pet spaying and neutering to qualified applicants.   

An applicant must be (1) a Delaware resident (2) at least eighteen years old (3) have valid identification, and (4) be currently receiving benefits under one of the following Public Assistance programs:

  • General Assistance
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP)
  • Delaware Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
  • Social Security - Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security - Disability
Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. The benefits can include:

Spay/Neuter Poster

      • Elimination of unwanted litters
      • Reduction of fighting and roaming
      • Reduction of the risk of certain cancers
      • Reduction of pet homelessness
      • Elimination of marking

      As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision. Accessible, affordable spay/neuter services are crucial in addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

Qualified applicants should submit a Spay/Neuter Application.

House Bill #515, "An Act to Amend Title 3, Chapter 82 of the Delaware Code (Agriculture) pertaining to the Veterinarian Services Tax and Other Matters was introduced to legislation on June 26, 2008".

For more information or to submit an application, please contact Lisa Tanielian at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at (302) 698-4567 (office) or E-mail: lisa.tanielian@state.de.us


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