ASPCA Urgent Alert
Dear California Animal Advocates,
As you know, pet abandonment is on the rise. Shelters are overburdened, and the animal welfare community is seeking creative ways to get more people to choose adoption over purchasing pets in stores or online. That's why the ASPCA is cosponsoring California Assembly Bill 233, new legislation before your state government.
AB 233 will encourage Californians to adopt pets from shelters bymaking adoption fees tax-deductible-- qualified adopters can deduct up to $100 a year! This will help relieve the financial strain on overcrowded animal shelters and provide new beginnings for the state's growing number of homeless pets.
What You Can Do
AB 233 is set to be heard before the California Assembly Revenue and Tax Committee on Monday, April 20, 2009. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to email this committee and urge its members to support AB 233.
Thank you, California, for caring about animals.