If you're looking for a fun and different way to support animals, a specialized license plate is just the thing for you.
Washington is one of more than a dozen states that offers an animal-friendly license plate.
Proceeds from the "We Love Our Pets" Washington State license plate go to spay/neuter programs across the state.
The license plate features cartoon characters designed by artist and author Brian Bassett of "Red and Rover" fame, and are available for purchase at all Washington State vehicle licensing offices.
Full disclosure here - I have one on my car. When I first got it several years ago, there was one instance in which a Redmond police officer actually rolled down his window to get a better look at the plate. He must have determined it was legit because he didn't pull me over.
The original cost to purchase a plate is $40 plus applicable licensing fees. When the vehicle registration comes due, you'll pay an additional $30 each year to keep the plate on your vehicle.
Proceeds go to organizations that are members of the Washington Federation of Animal Care & Control Agencies. The funds are used solely for spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs.
Click here to print the application form (pdf)