License Plate Program

Your Car Tells the World How You Feel About Animals

The Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s “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 program that supports statewide spay/neuter efforts for cats, dogs, and rabbits.

How Do I Get The Plate?

COSTInitial/Standard Registration Fee:$60
Special Plate Fee: $40
Renewal Fee: $100 every 2 years
INITIAL PURCHASEMAC: $28 for spay/neuter (tax deductible)
MASSDOT: $12 for manufacturing the plate
RENEWALMAC: $40 for spay/neuter (tax deductible)

Sales of the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate support spay and neuter services for cats, dogs, and rabbits. You can order the plate at anytime as long as your registration is in good standing.

Order Your Plate

  • Go to the ONLINE SERVICE CENTER option
  • Scroll down to PLATES
  • Fill in your personal information

Not sure if or when your registration is due to be renewed?  Click here to check the status of your vehicle registration online

Buying a car at a Massachusetts dealership? Ask at the dealership if they can get the “I’m Animal Friendly” plate!

What Are License Plate Spay/Neuter Grants?

Thanks to individuals who have purchased and renewed the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate, thousands of animals receive spay and neuter services every year.  MAC distributes funds raised through sales of the plate to non-profit animal shelters, rescue groups, and municipal animal control agencies across Massachusetts.  Grant applications are available in late winter and grants are typically awarded in June.   See below to see how grant recipients are chosen.  Click here to learn more about applying for a License Plate Grant.

How are grant applications reviewed and evaluated?

A five member Grant Awards Committee reviews grant application packages and makes recommendations for funding.  Members of the Grant Awards Committee are an animal control officer, a veterinarian, a MAC member, and two members of the shelter and rescue community from different areas of Massachusetts.

How Can I Help Spread the Word?

Help animals in your community by spreading the word about the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate!  Spay/neuter is one of the most humane ways to decrease the number of homeless animals and the need for affordable spay/neuter is growing!

Spay and neuter surgery is expensive, especially for non-profit organizations working hard to find animals homes.

Driving sales of the plate means more money to help animals! Find out how to help. Learn more>>

Can I Give a Plate as a Gift!

Give the GiftHave someone in your life who loves animals? A gift certificate for the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate makes the purr-fect gift.  Learn more>> 

Note: Gift recipients must order the plate themselves because they need to have their license and registration handy to complete the application. The total is $100.00 (registration renewal plus the $40 special plate fee). 

Thank you for supporting animals!

Read more about our 2018 “Drive Like an Animal(Lover)” campaign to drive plate sales and help more animals in Massachusetts!