Tax Credit Could Help Give Abandoned Pets a New Home

The economic downturn and recent flooding have caused a dramatic increase in the number of abandoned and homeless pets statewide. That’s why I have introduced House Bill 1765, legislation to give a $300 tax credit to people who adopt a dog or cat from a Pennsylvania animal shelter. My bill would provide an incentive for people to choose their pet from an animal shelter, helping them with the expense of caring for the pet and giving thousands of homeless dogs and cats a new life. And with the state sitting on a budget surplus of more than $500 million, this tax credit would put money back into the economy while ensuring that our furry friends get the love and care they deserve. I have been working on this issue at the statewide level with the Humane Society, and also locally with groups such as Pet Search, a no-kill animal rescue service that shelters and actively seeks homes for pets in southwestern Pennsylvania. Two of Pet Search’s recently rescued dogs, a pair of Springer Spaniels named Dakota and Montana, are acting as the official mascots of the legislation while they also seek a home. For more information on how you can adopt Dakota and Montana, or any other abandoned pets thr

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Author:Brett Miller

Animal Welfare Advocate


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