Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fido Fine for the Californicated

My "Fidos" suggested that I bring this to your attention...

As one way of “dealing” with the current budget crisis, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has recklessly proposed the Fido Fine to extend the sales tax to veterinary services.

The Governor just released his 2009-2010 budget proposal, and he hasn’t dropped the Fido Fine.
If the Governor gets his way, the cost of veterinary care for all animals in California, including those in families, on farms and in shelters, would go up by as much as 10%.


Please make a brief, polite phone call to Governor Schwarzenegger at 916-445-2841 to urge him to drop the Fido Fine from the 2009-2010 budget proposal. When you call, please select your language choice and then press 5 to leave your opinion on this issue. Remember to be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a California resident. You can say:
"Hello, my name is [your name] and I'm calling from [your town] to urge Governor Schwarzenegger to remove the Fido Fine from the 2009-2010 budget proposal. Veterinary care is not a luxury and taxing it will lead to suffering, abandonment and higher costs for local humane agencies that are already overwhelmed and underfunded. Thank you."

After making your call, please
send a follow-up email to your state legislators in opposition to this tax. And don't forget to tell your friends and family in California how they can take action, too.


wagga said...

It is difficult enough to get people to pay vet. & shelter fees for the animals - if anything, rescued animal costs should be a tax deduction. Radar, Puck & Grub say YEAH! In a mursty kind of a way.

Akubi said...

With all of the foreclosed and abandoned pets these days I can't imagine a more idiotic proposal.

rescueflowy said...

Blue and Kelsey say "no new taxes"...

And yes for rescued animal tax deducts... right on!

sugar britchez said...

I'm sure edgar and dewy will be outraged when they hear this newz.