Rescuing a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have.  Soon, it could literally pay you back too!

There is a new law being considered in New York State that would give tax credits to people who rescue pets.  Yup, you get a pet to love and care for, and you get a credit on your tax bill for getting them from a rescue organization.  It's a win-win right?

According to WIVB, the credit would give the pet owner up to a $125 credit per pet that they adopt from any animal shelter.  The credit will only be for domestic animals like dogs and cats.

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It's not clear if rescue organizations will fit the bill or if pets that were rescued/adopted in the past will be credited as well.

The goal is to encourage people to adopt the many animals that are patiently waiting for caring homes in shelters.