In 2004 at the Legislative Session, a Florida State Senator, Nan Rich (now on the Advisory Board) sponsored a bill for an animal license plate in which the proceeds raised would provide education on the benefits of spaying and neutering pets, as well as financial assistance to not-for-profit spay/neuter programs across the state of Florida. Soon after, the Florida Animal Control Agency, Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States started Florida Animal Friend. Florida Animal Friend has been incorporated since October 2005.
The organization began as an effort to help end pet overpopulation. FAF primarily works toward the goal of ending pet overpopulation through the sale of Florida Animal Friend license plates. Funds raised from the sale of these license plates are used to finance spay and neuter programs across the state of Florida.
The funds allocated to these spay and neuter programs go towards increasing the number of alteration surgeries conducted at non-profit and municipal agencies across Florida. An increase in the number of these surgeries greatly reduces pet overpopulation and ultimately saves the lives of countless homeless cats and dogs from being put to sleep each year.
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