RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Animal Care and Control says it now has the chance to make “#TeamTommie” license plates a reality after surpassing its goal.
For this to become reality, 450 license plates needed to be pre-sold. RACC says they have pre-sold 463 license plates so far and they have more orders still coming in.
The next step is for a bill to be submitted to the Virginia General Assembly to approve in 2020 so that the plates can be available through the DMV.
Tommie the dog died earlier this year after being set on fire.
Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, was arrested May 20 by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with one count of felony animal cruelty in the case.
He was sentenced to five years in prison in August.
A “Tommie Fund” was created and has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help animal shelters across Virginia.
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