Each pet owner is aware that our royal companions can be costly to care for when it comes to vetting costs. Even though they are worth the cost, medical bills can be a burden. Several parents have had to go for euthanasia over pricey medications when terrible circumstances arise. Money becomes the determinant.
The Sacramento Bee has reported that a Californian assemblyman, with two cats and dogs, is trying to reduce the load when it comes to locals balancing their vet bills.
R-Visali, Devon Mathis introduced Assembly Bill 942 on Thursday to allow pet owners a break on vaccinations, surgeries, check-ups, prescriptions, x-rays, and other medical-related costs for their four-legged pals. The tax credit is restricted to healthcare expenses for dogs and cats.
If the bill goes through, the law will let a credit of income that permits Californians to set aside half the money they use up on vet costs up to $2,000 a year.
Many pet parents will confirm the fact that yearly vet visits, as well as vaccinations, cost some hundred dollars and when it comes to operations and other treatments, medical expenses can go up thousands. By the American Pet Products Association, dog and cat owners used nearly $16 billion on vet care only in 2015.
If the bill pushes through, Mathis anticipates that money will not be a determinant when it comes to making critical decisions concerning families and their fitness.
Mathis told the Sacramento Bee that this is an encouragement to perform the surgery and sustain them in the family.
It is likely that the tax credit may as well support more people to adopt a cat and canine buddies.