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California Pet Lover?s License Plate Program


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Specialty License Plate Program will Provide Funding for Spay and Neuter of Cats and Dogs in the Golden State

September 24, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - The California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund Inc. and the California Veterinary Medical Board are proud to announce that the Pet Lover's License Plate is now available through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) thanks to the support of animal lovers all over the state, including Governor Brown, Pierce Brosnan and Cesar Millan.

The Pet Lover's License Plate was created to provide funding for free and low-cost spay and neuter in an effort to cut down on the number of dogs and cats that end up in shelters each year.

The unique plate features original artwork designed and donated by international actor, artist and animal lover Pierce Brosnan. The artwork is of two of the animals adopted by Brosnan and his family - Shilo, their dog, and Angel Baby, their cat.

"Over a half million dogs and cats are killed in California shelters every year." said Mr. Brosnan. "This license plate will provide much needed funds which will enable people who couldn't necessarily afford to spay or neuter their pets to do so."

Dog Behaviorist, TV Star and founder of the Cesar Millan Foundation, Cesar Millan, backs the program's efforts to raise awareness on the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

"The most humane way not to kill a dog is to spay and neuter. When we kill four to five million dogs nationally per year, what that says about our behavior is that we have become a disposable society," says Cesar Millan. "To me, a spay and neuter campaign is just as important as the Buckle Up campaign; it saves lives."

Millan added that he personally ordered plates for his pack, the Cesar Millan Foundation and his staff at the Dog Psychology Center.

"The first dog Sutter wants everyone to buy the license plates to raise money for spaying and neutering animals, so not as many get killed," said Governor Jerry Brown during a press conference to promote the plate.

Approximately $40 from each purchased plate will go towards spay & neuter programs throughout the state. The plates can be purchased for $50 for a standard plate or $98 for a personalized plate.

"The Pet Lover's License Plate provides a fun and easy way for pet lovers to help reduce pet overpopulation," said Judie Mancuso, President of the fund. "Now that the plate is available through the DMV more than 32 million registered vehicle owners in the state have the option to buy the new plate and we hope they do and help save lives".

Please visit www.DMV.CA.Gov to order or for more details.

About The California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund Inc.
The California Spay & Neuter License Plate Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose relates to a California specialty Spay and Neuter License Plate program, whose sales proceeds will provide low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries. The funds generated by sales of the Plate, will be distributed by grants to qualifying agencies, organizations and individuals to provide low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter to dogs, cats, and rabbits in California. For more information please visit

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Jennifer Allen

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