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Tax relief to keep pets at home

A laudable follow-up to my earlier mini-post about the wonderfulness of dogs is this opportunity for people to keep their pets in these hard times. Numerous families have been forced to give up their animals, and in many cases those animals have been killed. Let’s help put a stop to this by getting Congress to support a lovely piece of legislation called the HAPPY bill.

It would make qualifying pet care expenses, including veterinary costs, deductible up to $3500. Here’s the link where you can get more info and sign a petition urging House majority leader Steny Hoyer to support this bill: When you go there, please pass the info along to friends who care about animals, and who care about the people who don’t want to give theirs up.
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Victoria Moran is the Oprah-featured author of ten books on well-being and living a remarkable life. She is also a holistic life and health coach with a practice in New York City and telephone clients across North America. For more information or to speak with Victoria about coaching, go to

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posted October 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Thank you for spreding the word about this important bill! Yes, we need to do what we can to keep all pets with their loving families!

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posted October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I’m definitely in favor and I hope this does make a difference, although I have to wonder how a tax deduction makes a difference to someone who is unemployed and just doesn’t have it especially since most poor people don’t itemize. The ASPCA here in Raleigh has a food pantry program to give pet food to those who need it which I’m sure helps a lot. Every little bit helps. This may encourage some middle of the road people to get vet care for their animals that might have been put off.

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