Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Can Your Pet Save You on Your Taxes?
Hollywood Tough Guy Teams With Animal Rights Groups Push for Tax Change
I read this morning that a bill is making the rounds on Capital Hill that will give a tax break of up to $3500 for pet care expenses. It's meant to promote pet ownership during economic down times, and thinking about the idea has brightened my morning. I don't know how much of a chance it has of getting through, but just think if it did more people would be neutering and spaying their animals, and providing them medical treatment they need.
Tax write offs are a good way to encourage good behavior. Look how many people have taken advantage of weatherizing their homes and making them more energy efficient when there is a write off involved. If we have more laws that make people understand how valuable and important animals are, that make people aware of the importance of their lives, then maybe we'll see an upturn in they way they are treated by the majority of people.
The sad truth is, Animal Shelters are overflowing with abandoned pets, and something needs to be done about that.
Now I'm going to quote what my good buddy, Solar said at the end of the last thread, because I think it also describes our relationship to animals and every thing else in this world, including each other.
"we all are breathing the same air..we are all connected in some way...
even if you don't know it" Paul
Posted by Chloe at 11:01 AM