Friday, October 28, 2011

New Way to Support Homeless Pets in Colorado

There’s now a new way to support homeless pets if you live in Colorado, according to the Denver Dumb Friends League. You can now purchase Adopt a Shelter Pet license plates from your local Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or your County Clerk office.

You can purchase the license plates during any time of year. You will receive credit for the time remaining between the date you purchase the license plate and the date of your license plate renewal; the money will be applied to the new purchase of your license plates, according to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund.

It costs $80 to purchase the Adopt a Shelter Pet license plate - $50 is for the standard fee for a Special Use license plate and $30 is the donation that goes to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. After purchasing the Adopt a Shelter Pet license plate, you can renew it each year for $25, which will go directly to the overpopulation fund as well.

Not only are you helping support homeless animals in Colorado when you purchase this plate, you are also raising awareness about and encouraging others to adopt a pet from an animal shelter.

The mission of the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund is to eliminate the need for euthanasia in shelters due to pet overpopulation. The organization gives grants to help subsidize spay and neuter surgeries and creates educational programs on spay and neuter as well.

If you would like to learn more about the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund, you may visit the organization’s website.


Denver Dumb Friends Leagues: News and Events: License Plate for Purchase that Helps Homeless Pets

Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund


  1. What a fun way to help the homeless pets. Pity we don't have a similar initiative here...yet.

  2. It's a great way to raise support money and awareness! I would purchase the special plate if the county I live in does the same thing for a local shelter.

  3. Such a great idea. That's a neat way to raise money and support!