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Sacramento, April 14, 2023 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $580,456 for 23 projects to help stop pet overpopulation through spay and neuter services provided by municipalities and non-profit organizations in California.
Nine projects have received $396,456 from the Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Program and 15 projects have received $184,000 from the Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund.
Funded projects will support spay and neuter activities throughout California, including low cost spays and neuters for residents in high poverty areas and underserved communities, projects that target frequently-sheltered dog breeds like pit bulls and chihuahuas, and projects that reduce feral cat colonies in low-income communities through trap, neuter, release programs.
The Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Program is funded with proceeds generated through the sale of specialized license plates through the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund, Inc.
You can help support the Pet Lover’s License Plate program by purchasing a special interest license plate at your local DMV office or online today.
The Prevention of Animal Homeless and Cruelty Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund is supported by California taxpayer contributions. Taxpayers can designate on their tax return a specific amount in excess of their tax liability, to be transferred to the Fund to provide additional financial resources for the program.
Project abstracts and a list of awards are available online at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/SpayNeuter/