Missouri lawmaker proposes tax credit to help pet adoptions

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A Missouri lawmaker is proposing tax credits for pet owners who adopt. Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has filed a bill for a $300 tax credit for pet adoptions. Cats and dogs would need to be adopted from a licensed animal shelter, contract kennel or pound for the owner to receive the credit.

Those tax credits would help many of the fans at Monday night’s Blues game at Scottrade Center to decide whether to adopt a pet.

Blues David backes adopted his first puppy 9 years ago and that’s why he and his teammate Barrett Jackman teamed up with Stray Rescue and Five Acers animal shelters to bring to Scottrade Center “Barking for the Blues”.  It’s a way for fans to get up close and personal with puppies and kittens at Scottrade Center during a Blues games with the hopes of getting adopted.  Both shelters are no-kill shelters, but if you want to adopt an animal you need to fill out an application so that it’s the right fit for everyone.

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