The Idaho House Transportation & Defense Committee moved to introduce legislation Thursday that would create a "pet friendly" license plate.
The funds collected from sales of the plate would be used in a program to assist low-income families with the cost of spaying or neutering pets.
The goals of the program are:
- To improve the lives for dogs and cats in low-income households throughout the state of Idaho,
- To enable veterinarians in low-income areas to assist and connect bet owners,
- To provide relief to animal shelters and impound facilities by decreasing pet over-population and unwanted litters,
- And to provide pet care information to under-served communities.
Start-up fees would be reimbursed to the Idaho Transportation Department by the plate's sponsoring organization. ITD receives $13 per plate sold to offset the cost to administer the program.
The legislation awaits a full hearing.