Earlier this month, we told you that California’s Spay and Neuter License Plate Program was facing a possible shut down if enough license plates weren’t pre-sold. The License Plate Fund began in 2010 and helps promote spay and neuter awareness, all with the help of Pierce Brosnan’s original design. The sales of the license plates fund free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries across California, which euthanizes over half a million shelter dogs and cats annually.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a measure Thursday giving the program an extra year in sales. Judie Mancuso, License Plate Fund president, says 7,500 plates must be sold before any more can be printed. The License Plate Fund has already pre-sold over 4,500 plates and needs to sell almost 3,000 more. Without Governor Brown’s measure, the campaign would have had to refund the money for presales. The bill received unanimous House and Senate approval.