Pierce Brosnan was at the West L.A. Animal Shelter this morning to launch the California Spay and Neuter License Plate Program.The former James Bond actor created the artwork which will be featured on special license plates which are available for the public to buy.The program will provide funding for free and low-cost spay and neuter surgery programs across California, as well as help raise awareness about the overwhelming number of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in the state.
"I look forward to seeing it on the highways here," Brosnan said.
"Hopefully in four years from now, five years from now, (even) one year from now that we will have saved and changed the course for these beautiful creatures that are still part of our lives in this hard world at times."
Animal lovers and supporters can pre-order the special license plates online at www.CASpayPlate.com starting from tomorrow, June 9.
What is the artwork?
The California Spay & Neuter License plate artwork was created and donated by international actor, artist and animal lover Pierce Brosnan. It is a painting of two of the animals he and his wife Keely have adopted... Shilo the dog and Coco the cat.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the plate cost?
A sequentially numbered plate is just $50. A personalized plate, whether a new request or a transfer for an existing personalized plate, is $98. These fees are additional above your normal registration fee.
When will I receive my plate?
After 7,500 pre-orders are received, the DMV will begin the official program, and will start issuing actual plates after the implementation process is complete. The entire process may take 12 months or more based on the rate that pre-orders are received, and the speed at which the DMV implements the program. People who pre-order are guaranteed to receive their plates prior to the general public, and by pre-ordering you lock-in your position as one of the first Californians to display your love of animals and your support for reducing pet overpopulation!
During the sign up process, you will be asked for the DMV office where your present plates and registration card will be exchanged for your new plates. The DMV will contact you when your new plates are ready.