Needham Resident Advising Homeless Animal Fund
Needham woman in advisory position over newly-created homeless animal prevention fund.
If you're filing your taxes this weekend, you can easily put a little money aside to help homeless animals--and that is in part thanks to a woman from Needham.
A check-box to donate recently-established Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund is included in the 2012 tax return sheet. Those interested in supporting the program can choose to donate some money on line 32f of the fund.
On the advisory board of this fund is Needham resident and MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center's director of advocacy, Kara Holmquist. She was sworn in to the advisory committee of this program.
“The establishment of this state-wide fund marks a significant milestone in our efforts to protect animals,” said Holmquist in a press release. “This program has the ability to not only to save the lives of animals in Massachusetts, but to save municipalities funds while increasing public safety.”
The program is part of a set of 2012 laws, which according to the press release, also can include pets in restraining orders, prohibits gas euthanasia on pets, and ends dog breed discrimination measures. Senator Patricia Jehlen sponsored the bill which created the fund, and Senator Mark Montigny helped write some of the language.