Yes…you read that headline right! Thanks to a law passed in 2012, you can now help homeless animals when you complete your Massachusetts income tax return.
That law created the Massachusetts Animal Fund, which seeks to end animal homelessness by investing in spay/neuter surgeries and animal control officer training. The Fund is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, with assistance from an advisory committee and encourages Massachusetts residents to invest in the responsible care of animals.
The Fund provides no-cost spay/neuter surgeries for homeless cats and dogs owned by low-income families. In its first six months, the Fund distributed over $200,000 to help over 2,300 dogs and cats across the state! MRFRS is pleased to be one of those providers through our two Catmobiles.
Your participation is critical to the Fund’s success, as it operates solely on online donations and those made through the Massachusetts Resident Income Tax Return. Donating is as easy as filling in a donation amount on Line 32f…and any amount matters!
Help the Massachusetts Animal Fund make a greater impact in the Commonwealth in 2016. Invest in the responsible care of animals by donating on Line 32f this tax season – and by helping to spread the word about this important program!