Thank You 2017 “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Grant Recipients

31 organizations made a difference with spay/neuter programs supported by the Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s license plate program 

In 2017, the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) awarded 31 organizations over $177,000 to implement a variety of spay/neuter programs in cities and towns from the Berkshires to Cape Cod.  With plans to announce the 2018 “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Grant Recipients in September, we wanted to recognize the incredible work the 2017 grantees did to spay and neuter thousands of cats, dogs, and rabbits over the past year.

Thank you to the dedicated animal welfare advocates, employees, and volunteers at…

Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue All Dog Rescue Berkshire Humane Society Boston Homeless Cats Coalition
Charles River Alley Cats Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Dakin Humane Society Fall River Animal Control
Friends of Beverly Animals Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter Friends of the Scituate Shelter Halfway Home Cat Rescue
Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary Humane Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford It’s All About the Animals Kitty Connection
Lowell TNR Coalition Marty’s Cat Rescue Medfield Animal Shelter Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
Merrimack Valley Spay Neuter Initiative MSPCA Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals New England Society for Abandoned Animals
PittieLove Rescue PoundHounds Second Chance Animal Shelter South Shore Humane Society
Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center Town of Westport Animal Control [efsiconheading type=”h1″ style=”fi-heart”][/efsiconheading] [efsiconheading type=”h1″ style=”fi-heart”][/efsiconheading]

…MAC was proud to support your efforts to reduce the number of homeless cats, dogs, and rabbits in Massachusetts!

What Is An “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Grant?

Every June, MAC distributes funds raised through sales of the “I’m Animal Friendly” specialty license plate to non-profit animal shelters, rescue groups, and municipal animal control agencies across the Commonwealth to provide much needed spay and neuter services.

Grants help support spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals, community and feral cats, and animals owned by Massachusetts residents in financial need.

Past grant recipients include shelters and rescues, as well as coalitions of animal welfare groups and municipal animal control agencies targeting specific communities or geographic areas with very limited access to affordable spay/neuter surgery.

“We are incredibly lucky in Massachusetts to have a resource such as MAC’s ‘I’m Animal Friendly’ license plate grant program that provides funding for spays and neuters,” says Maryann Regan, the executive director of Scituate Animal Shelter, a 2017 grant recipient.

Regan explains that shelters like Scituate and community spay/neuter efforts need support, “not only to help our shelter animals, but also to subsidize the cost of the surgery for people who otherwise might not be financially able to provide it for their pets. In some instances, getting help with the cost of spay/neuter probably also prevents pet owners from having to surrender their beloved pet to shelters.”

Stay Tuned For September 2018 Grant Recipient Announcement!

We’re very excited to share the list of 2018 “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Grant Recipients in September!

Are you a municipal agency or non-profit 501(c)(3) organization?  You may be eligible to can apply to receive funds for spay and neuter programs!  For more on grant application process, visit