Make Pet Care More Affordable

  • by: ASPCA
  • recipient: U.S. House of Representatives
In these trying economic times, families are being forced to give up their pets because of financial hardship. But the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years ("HAPPY") Act can help keep families together.

The HAPPY Act would help people provide their pets with the quality of life they deserve and ensure that more pets can stay in their loving homes instead of on the streets or in already overburdened shelters.

Under the HAPPY Act, people could claim tax deductions for qualified pet care expenses and any taxpayer who legally owns at least one pet could take an annual income tax deduction of up to $3,500 for pet care expenses, including veterinary costs.

Tell you representative to support and cosponsor the HAPPY Act.
Dear [Decision Maker],

As a concerned constituent, I am writing to urge you to support and cosponsor H.R. 3501, the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years ("HAPPY") Act. This important legislation would allow an annual tax deduction of up to $3,500, per taxpayer, for qualified pet care expenses. "Qualified pet care expenses" include veterinary care costs for individuals who care for legally owned, domesticated live animals.

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Pet care can be expensive--and in these trying economic times, families all over the country have been forced to give up their pets because of financial hardship. The HAPPY Act is important because it would help Americans provide their pets with the medical attention and quality of life they deserve, while also ensuring that more pets get to remain in their loving homes and don't wind up on the streets or in the already overburdened shelter system.
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