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Animal Friendly License Plates

Animal Friendly License Plate Program

Purchase a special Animal Friendly License Plate to show your support for free or reduced-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats across Texas.

An estimated 1,000,000 dogs and cats will end up in Texas animal shelters this year. Most will be destroyed. Spaying and neutering prevent homeless animals and needless suffering. By ordering your Animal Friendly License Plate today, you can help keep homeless animals off the road!

Out of the $30 fee required for any special issue Texas license plate, $22 is presently being used exclusively to spay and neuter companion animals in Texas. The fund is administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) (Section 828.014 Health and Safety Code). This license plate is the second most successful plate in Texas, producing to this date hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Texas animals.

Call to get your application at 1-800-762-7762 or get the online animal friendly application.

NOTE: If you experience difficulty with the on-line application, you can obtain the Animal Friendly License Plate application, from your local county tax assessor-collector's office, or by calling the toll free number.

Animal Friendly Program - Grants Available

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Branch announces the expected availability of fiscal year (FY) 2009 funds from the sale of Animal Friendly license plates to provide grants to eligible organizations that sterilize dogs and cats owned by the general public at no or minimal cost.

Anyone interested in submitting a grant application should go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website to download the application when it becomes available. Qualifying organizations are eligible for up to $75,000 per contract period with the option to reapply for additional years.

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