A new program from the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) seeks to help pay for animal adoption fees for veterans. The program, “Vets Get Pets,” will feature the sale of special license plates, and the proceeds from the plates will be used towards adoption fee reimbursement for veterans.

The license plates are available now for all Nebraska drivers—both veterans and non-veterans. The cost for a regular plate will be $5. Custom message plates will be $40.

Animal companions can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder said NDVA Director John Hilgert in a press release. “This will be a great service for our veterans and an opportunity for our citizens to support them.”

The specialty plates can be purchased through Nebraska’s DMV website. Veterans registered with the Nebraska Veterans’ Registry can apply for up to $350 for reimbursement of adoption fees for a pet.



Sean D. Cuddigan
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