License Plate Program

Your Car Tells the World How You Feel About Animals

The Massachusetts “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate tells your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits Massachusetts animals.

Order Your Plate

The initial cost of this “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate is $40; $28 of which will be used to help fund this statewide spay/neuter program (and is tax-deductible). The remaining $12 is a one-time only cost to cover the manufacturing of the plate. Upon renewal, the entire $40 will go to this spay/neuter program. (The standard registration fee is due every two years upon renewal in addition to the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate fee.) The plate also make a great gift (see below)! Order your plate>>

License Plate Grants

Funds received from the sale of these special license plates are dispersed annually (the application is usually available here sometime in February/March and due in May) by MAC through a grant process. These funds are awarded to non-profit humane organizations and municipal animal control agencies in Massachusetts that provide spaying and neutering services for cats, dogs and rabbits. The program benefits your community, the Commonwealth and, of course, the animals. Learn more>>

Promote the Plates

Help us sell the plates! The more plates that are sold, the more funds that are available for cats, dogs and rabbits!  We have posters, flyers, and other examples of how you can support the license plate program. Find out how to help. Learn more>>


Give a Plate as a gift!

Give the GiftHave someone in your life who loves animals? The plate makes the perfect gift.

How to: contact us at You’ll receive a template to print out representing your gift of an “I’m Animal Friendly” plate. Present this print out to your giftee along with cost of registration and your recipient can then order their new animal plate  whenever they’d like (either online or at the RMV.)

Note: Gift recipients must do the actual ordering of the plate themselves as they will need to have their license and registration handy. The total is $80.00 (registration renewal plus the $40 special plate fee). $28 of the $40 plate fee goes into the animal fund and is tax-deductible.