You can help homeless animals with your tax returns

Boston Statehouse

State officials are asking for your help ending animal homelessness in Massachusetts. 

The Department of Agricultural Resources said they’ve helped to spay, neuter and vaccinate 10,000 cats and dogs in Massachusetts, but they are hoping taxpayers will help boost that number. 

In 2014, the Massachusetts Animal Fund’s Voucher Program began providing assistance to the state’s most vulnerable companions; our pets.

The voucher program is dedicated to helping homeless animals and animals owned by low-income residents.

State officials are encouraging Massachusetts taxpayers to donate to the Animal Fund on Line 33-F of your state income tax form.

The program turns donations into funds that animal control officers can access to assist animals in their community. 

Over the past five years, the animal fund has spent more than a million dollars to neuter, spay and vaccinate animals in cities and towns across Massachusetts. 

With money from this tax season, state officials are hoping to help another 3,000 animals this year. 

The animal fund tries to ensure that poverty, transportation, and lack of veterinary services won’t prevent animals from getting the care they deserve. 

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