Spay & Neuter Awareness – Licenses Aren’t Just for Dogs

The Maryland “Spay and Neuter” license plate, featuring a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and a cat, provides funding for local animal shelters to help control the pet population through spay and neuter pro-grams. Since the plates have become available, 1,143 have been sold.

The license plate costs $50, of which $25 is tax deductible. A plate can be obtained by mailing a $25 check to any Maryland Shelter registered with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (see local list below). The organization will then return a signed application to you, which you then mail to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration with the remaining $25 of the $50 fee. MVA will send the ordered license plate by mail. You will need to return your current plates to the MVA when you receive your “animal friendly” plates.

These license plates cannot be personalized and your application will not be processed if you have out-standing traffic fines. Purchase of the spay/neuter plates does not alter your registration renewal date.

Local participating organizations include:

Animal Advocates of Howard County, P.O. Box 1403, Ellicott City, MD 21401, 410-880-2488

Animal Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Maryland Line, MD 21105, 717- 993-3232

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County 8556 Davis Rd, Columbia MD 21045, 410-465-4350

Anne Arundel County SPCA, P.O. Box 3471, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-268-2659

Humane Society of Baltimore County, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136, 410-833-8848

Maryland Animal Advocates, P.O. Box 9148, Baltimore, MD 21222, 410-282-6433

Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211, 410-235-8826

Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-279-1969

Prince George’s County SPCA, P.O. Box 925, Bowie, MD 20718 Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 637, Washington Grove, MD 20880, (301) 948-4266.

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