New York State might give you a big tax credit to adopt a rescued pet instead of buying from breeders and puppy mills.

Soon you could be financially rewarded for rescuing a cat or dog from a CNY shelter with a $125 tax credit. You'll also get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that?

This 6-year-old cutie has been at the Stevens-Swan Humane Society for almost 2 1/2 years. Please consider adopting him!

The tax credit is designed to help cover the cost of adoption fees and encourage people to save the life of a dog or cat instead of buying from breeders. Think of the bragging rights!

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Humainessociety.org estimates over one million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized because too many pets come into shelters that aren't adopted. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.


Stevens-Swan Humane Society has its very own Olaf that would love to melt your heart. He's about 1 1/2 years old, 17 lbs, happy and lovable as our favorite snowman very playful and an all-around perfect friend.

Animals give you unconditional love and are psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need! Don't shop! ADOPT!

Please Note: Stevens-Swan Humane Society is a NO-KILL SHELTER

[H/T WROC]