Massachusetts lawmakers are considering Senate Bill 778, the Massachusetts Spay and Neuter Fund. If passed, Senate Bill 778 would add a voluntary donation check-box option on state income tax forms to make funds available to low-income residents who wish to sterilize and vaccinate a dog or and cat - including feral cats - and to educate the public about the importance of the procedure.
Twenty-six other states already offer state-funded spay/neuter assistance, and the results are impressive. Colorado paid for more than 21,000 spay and neuter surgeries over the past four years, while NH reduced their euthanasia rates by 77 percent in just six years.
Show your support for state-wide spay and neuter programs by signing the petition. We will not only help cats and dogs in Massachusetts, but we will also send a message to other states: it is our responsibility to care for the health and welfare of cats and dogs during good economic times and bad!
Dear Massachusetts Senator [Name],
I am writing you today to voice my support for Senate Bill 778. This bill would create a Massachusetts Spay and Neuter Fund by adding a voluntary contribution option on state income tax forms.
The Fund would be used to to reduce the number of homeless animals through spaying and neutering, specifically by assisting persons meeting income limit standards to sterilize and vaccinate dogs and cats and to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering.
This bill would not only help animals, but help our municipalities (and taxpayers) that are dealing with a large number of unwanted animals. Information from other states shows that for every $1 spent on spay/neuter, $3 is saved.
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Please support Senate Bill 778 and establish a Massachusetts Spay and Neuter Fund.
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