Pet Plate 

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap accepted a $50,000 check Monday from supporters of the license plate effort. The check represents $25 contributions from 2,000 residents who say they support the plate.

With the money raised, legislation will be introduced in the upcoming legislative session to establish the plate.

Maine now has seven specialty license plates that raise funds for a variety of purposes, with an eighth coming on line on Oct. 1.