Adopt A Dog And Get A Tax Credit – Proposed In New York

Reported recently on The Dogington Post, New York is proposing a tax credit for those who adopt dogs from shelters. This would be so great as it would encourage people to help out these dogs in need. If New York passes this, we would like to see more of the states adopt this as well. Here’s the excerpt from The Dogington Post…

New York State Senator Kevin Parker and New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras are asking the state legislature to pass a bill that would provide a tax credit to people who adopt animals from shelters. The bill proposes tax credits of $100 per animal adopted each year, for up to three animals or $300. The bill would cover all domesticated animals available for adoption in any of the state’s shelters.

Animal Care & Control of New York City alone took in more than 30,000 homeless dogs and cats last year.

The proposed bill, which would be the first bill of its kind in the nation to give a tax credit for adopting a homeless animal, has garnered strong support from New York lawmakers as well as animal rights activist groups.

Let us know if you are in favor of this in the comments below: Y=Yes N=No. Thanks for voting!


3 Responses to “Adopt A Dog And Get A Tax Credit – Proposed In New York”

  1. I think this is a good idea to hopefully free up the overloaded shelters.

  2. This is a great idea. I feel it would need to be monitored some way. My fear is people will want the tax credit, but won’t take care of the animals properly. I mean for people who really want to rescue an animal, $100 is not that much of a credit & would rescue an animal regardless of receiving the credit.

  3. This is a great idea and I agree with Rebecca. People need to be monitored because there are people out there that have dogs and don’t take care of them.