More than 125,000 signatures earmarked for Capitol Hill
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue plans to take more than 125,000 signatures to Capitol Hill next week in an effort to get H.R. 3501 (HAPPY Act) passed. The groundbreaking initiative will allow consumers to deduct up to $3,500 in qualified pet care expenses from their tax returns.
The bill was created by actor/animal welfare activist Leo Grillo, founder and president of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, the largest no-kill, care-for-life animal sanctuary of its type in the world.
H.R. 3501 was introduced to Congress last July by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI). It is co-sponsored by Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN).
Petition sites have been sponsored by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, Care2 and the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals.
The bill is backed by the Humane Society of the United States, an organization that boasts a membership exceeding 11 million.