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Spay/Neuter Grants Now Available through California’s Pet Lover’s License Plate Program

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture is currently accepting proposals for the 2019 Pet Lover's License Plate grant program. This program makes available $330,000 in funding for spay/neuter programs through fees associated with the original purchase, annual renewal, and conversion of Pet Lover's license plates from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

A purchase of a Pet Lover's License Plate, which features original art from actor Pierce Brosnan, helps stop pet overpopulation in California by providing funds for spay/neuter services to municipalities and non-profit organizations in California. The revenue received from the sale and renewal of the license plate is awarded annually through grant agreements to eligible organizations.

Funding is available on a competitive basis to veterinary facilities that are registered and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board and operated by a city, county, city and county, an animal care or control agency, or a nonprofit meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3). The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

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