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Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project in NYC

Program Update:
Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project in NYC, which provided low cost spay/neuter for the pets of NYC residents receiving public assistance, was a 7-year grant made possible by Maddie's Fund®. The Project began in 2005, so the grant cycle officially came to its end on December 31, 2011. Through careful financial management we were able to extend funding for these surgeries through the beginning of 2012 using funds from 2011, but the Project concluded on March 31, 2012.

We are extremely grateful to Maddie's Fund for their generous support in making thousands of low-cost spay/neuter surgeries available for cats and dogs of New York City residents on public assistance.

While this program is now over, rest assured that all of the other free and reduced-cost spay/neuter resources and services described on the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals website will continue to be available.


Maddie's FundAbout Maddie's Fund®

Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through its grant giving, hands-on animal care, and research and education. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.