Monday, 13 June 2011 20:00

Stray Cat Strut: Woman Beats IRS

Publication/Event date: 2011-06-11

Publication name: The Wall Street Journal

URL for more info: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304778304576377744105236346.html

Summary:
When Jan Van Dusen appeared before a U.S. Tax Court judge and a team of Internal Revenue Service lawyers more than a year ago, there was more at stake than her tax deduction for taking care of 70 stray cats.

Hanging in the balance were millions of dollars in annual tax deductions by animal-rescue volunteers across the nation—and some needed clarity on the treatment of volunteers' unreimbursed expenses for 1.55 million other IRS-recognized charities.

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Thursday, 02 June 2011 20:00

Devocalization Ban in NY

CPRPets Forward:

The vets and breeders are killing our pending state devoc ban in NY. We need it reported out of committee favorably, as written, on June 7!!!

Animal lovers in NY State: Ban cruel devocalization of dogs & cats. Call 518-455-4807 by 6/3. Urge the Agriculture Committee to put A3431-A on its 6/7 agenda & pass as written. Voicemail? Leave a short message, call again. The breeding & veterinary lobbies want to kill/dilute this bill; they profit from devocalization!

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