“I’m Pet Friendly” License Plate Spay and Neuter Grants

Missouri Department of Agriculture

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Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Missouri

Location of residency: Missouri

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You can make a difference for the pet population by purchasing “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates. The license plates, which cost $25 for the emblem use and $15 for the plate fee, support spay and neuter initiatives in licensed animal shelters and non-profit agencies.

Your donations will be awarded to select shelters and agencies across the state that meet grant requirements determined by a three member panel and administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the health care of dogs and cats across Missouri. More information about the “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates can be found here.

Missouri Spay & Neuter Grant Program

Animal shelters, qualifying non-profits and government agencies with current or proposed spay/neuter programs are encouraged to apply for the Missouri Spay & Neuter grants. A three-member committee comprised of animal control and private humane society members from around the state will evaluate each application. Awards will be determined on availability of funds and evaluation of proposals. During the latest funding cycle, the Missouri Department of Agriculture administered the distribution of $15,000 to spay/neuter initiatives across Missouri. 

The goal of the “I’M PET FRIENDLY” specialty license plate fund is to provide grants to non-profit organizations or governmental agencies to enable low-cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in order to reduce the surplus of these animals in Missouri.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grant recipients must be:
    • Non-profit organizations qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; OR 
    • Governmental agencies or private organizations regulated by sections 273.400 to 273.405, RSMo that operate an animal shelter.
  • Funds are awarded for low-cost spay/neuter procedures only and cannot be used for any other project.
  • All funds must be used within Missouri, exclusively.