Massachusetts: Ask Your State Senator to Include Help for Animals in Need in the Budget
This action is for Massachusetts residents only.
The state budget can help animals! The Massachusetts Animal Fund provides critical animal health services, including spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, for animals in need. The fund is currently prioritizing animals in families impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic downturn.
Two animal-friendly budget amendments have been filed. Amendments #34 and #297, filed by Senator John Velis and Senator Bruce Tarr, would allocate $100,000 to the Massachusetts Animal Fund to help fund spaying, neutering, and vaccinations for animals in need.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: May 26, 2021 — The Senate adopted Amendment #34, filed by Sen Velis, allocating $100k to the Mass Animal Fund. The House adopted Amendment #433, filed by Rep Ted Phillips, allocating $50k to the Mass Animal Fund. Once the Senate debate concludes and a Senate budget is finalized, discrepancies between the House and Senate budgets will be resolved by a Conference Committee.
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