Section 117-a of Article 7 of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law provides for the Department to contract with an independent not-for-profit administrator for the administration of the State Animal Population Control Program.
The purpose of the Animal Population Control Program is to reduce the population of unwanted and stray dogs and cats thereby reducing the incidence of euthanasia and potential threats to public health and safety posed by the large population of these animals. The program seeks to accomplish its purpose by encouraging residents of New York State who are owners of dogs and cats to have them spayed or neutered by providing low-cost spaying and neutering services to low income owners that meet certain criteria. “Low-cost” means substantially less than the average cost in a particular region of the state for spaying or neutering services, including any and all ancillary charges for services, such as presurgical examinations, tests and immunizations, and other services related to the spay or neuter procedure. All veterinary services must be performed by a veterinarian licensed in New York State.
Eligible not-for profit entities interested in administering the Animal Population Control Program should submit a statement of interest consisting of a short description of:
• your organizational status;
• your experience in providing low-cost spay-neuter services;
• the scope of services your organization provides;
• the length of time your organization has been operating;
• your organization’s financial history;
• your organization’s demonstrated ability to work with outside organizations and community groups;
• your capacity to administer the Animal Population Control Program for a five-year term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2025.
The statement should be emailed to Judy Giovannetti at [email protected] by 3:00 pm on December 9, 2020. Please use the subject line "Animal Population Control Fund." Read more in the document below.