Animal Friendly License Plates

Thanks largely to THLN, this law (HB 3250, passed 1997) created a new "animal friendly" fund through the sale of special motor vehicle license plates.  Proceeds from the fund provide free and low-cost dog & cat spay/neutering to programs across the state.  The $3M allocated to the fund to date has resulted in the sterilization of 58,807 dogs and cats, which has prevented the future potential unwanted births of approximately 4 million cats and 1.5 million dogs (Texas Department of State Health Services, 2011).

THLN continually monitors the fund each legislative session to ensure that the monies continue to be used for their intended purpose and are not held back by the Legislature for any reason.