If you have pets or just like animals I want to make you aware of a bill that I feel would do a lot to help pet owners and reduce the outrageous numbers of animals the US puts down each year simply because there are no homes for them. We are not talking thousands of animals we are talking between 11-13 million animals each year killed due to pet over population. I honestly feel if this passes it will be the biggest step the US has ever taken to help stop the killing.
Currently the numbers of animals given up to shelters has tripled, due in part to the state of the economy. There is not a shelter anywhere that is not bursting at the seems. They have no recourse put to put healthy adoptable animals down.
Even the so called, ‘No Kill’ shelters put animals down. They have guidelines governing if an animal is adoptable or not. They only keep the ones they deem as adoptable. The others are farmed out to kill shelter so the No Kills can keep their status.
The guidelines differ very little. If an animal is over 5 years old, has any type of medical problem, even those which can be treated or cured, has any behavior problem or is thought to be a feral cat or kitten, they are destroyed. They don’t even get a chance to be adopted or live out their natural life.
It’s a sad fact but all to true
H.A.P.P.Y. Act – H.R. 3501 Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years Act by U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter
H.R. 3501- Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act, would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow individuals a deduction of up to $3500 a year for qualified pet care expenses. Qualified expenses would be amounts paid in connection with providing care (including veterinary care) for a qualified pet other than any expense in connection with the acquisition of the qualified pet. The pet must be a legally owned, domesticated, live animal. Animals used in research or business would not qualify for the deduction.
I love fried chicken (I’m a born and bred Texan). I grew up eating fried chicken from the Hartz restaurant at the corner of HWY 36 and I-10 in Sealy, TX. My absolute favorite fried chicken is from that store in lazy Sealy.
I also love when I Google “hartz“. HartzVictims.org is the #2 result. Dani’s “Against Hartz” website holds the #4 spot. Hartz’s fried chicken joint holds the #5 spot. Southern fried chicken and being an advocate for people’s pets are things that I love. Evil corporations are things that I disdain.