Pierce Brosnan-designed license plate to benefit spay-neuter programs
The state Veterinary Medical Board is launching a specialty license plate Tuesday to support a discount spay and neuter program for pets.Proceeds from the $50 plate, designed by actor and artist Pierce Brosnan, will go to local shelters to pay for spay-neuter vouchers. The program requires at least 7,500 applications in order for it to take effect.
Information is available beginning Wednesday at www.caspayplate.com.
Shaken by the number of dogs and cats euthanized each year in California (an estimated 500,000 pets in 2008), former 007 star Pierce Brosnan was stirred into action to help the state’s homeless pets.
Joining forces with The California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund, the actor has created and donated original artwork for the California Spay and Neuter Specialty License Plate Program, which will not only shine a spotlight on the plight of abandoned animals and the need to spay and neuter pets, but will also provide funds for free and low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout the state.To support the launch of the new program, Pierce Brosnan, along with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Paul Koretz, Councilman Richard Alarcon and other distinguished guests are scheduled to make an appearance at the West L.A. Animal Shelter (located at 11361 West Pico Blvd.) at 11 a.m. on June 8, 2010.
Beginning June 9, 2010, those with a “drive” to help dogs and cats can pre-order the special license plates.