Animal welfare supporters in Tennessee may soon be able to wear their cause on their bumper. An animal rescue specialty plate featuring a dog, cat and horse will be offered once 1,000 Tennesseans pre-order the plate.
If successful, this plate will join a variety of other animal-related plates in Tennessee, including one celebrating the Tennessee Walking Horse.
The popularity of specialty plates has exploded over the past decade, with motorists advertising their favorite hobbies and causes on their cars for an additional fee over the regular cost of registration. Several states already have equine-themed plates available. Here are a few examples.