From Del. Glen Glass:
Maryland State Delegate Glen Glass, of Harford and Cecil Counties, and Maryland State Delegate Michael J. Hough, of Frederick and Washington Counties, will be holding a press conference at 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The press conference will take place on Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis.
Delegate Glass plans to address two of his bills regarding adopted animals. One is House Bill 1358, “Income Tax Credit – Cat and Dog Adoption,” which offers a $100 tax credit for someone who adopts a cat or dog. The other is House Bill 1357, “Income Tax Credit – Veterinary Services for Adopted Police Dogs,” which offers a tax credit of up to $1,000 for the veterinary bills of retired police dogs that are adopted by police officers or others.
Delegate Glass says, “The animal shelters are filled with loving animals that need homes. Dogs and cats always give more than they take. HB 1358 gives people an incentive to adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter.”
Delegate Glass is also concerned about the rise of pit-bulls in animal shelters. “Pit-bulls need homes too. Due to the court case decision of Tracey v. Solesky, which declared pit-bulls inherently dangerous, many of the animal shelters are inundated with pit-bulls that need homes.”
Delegate Glass and Delegate Hough may also be joined by a member of a local animal shelter during their press conference.