Sorry for another political post, but this one I feel really strongly about. In efforts to balance the state budget deficit, the governor's office is proposing a 9 to 10 percent sales tax on a list of things they consider luxury items which includes veterinary service and meds. This is really reprehensible at a time when so much is being done to heighten awareness regarding caring for animals. If the sales tax does pass it could go into effect next month.
Veterinarians, whose training and licensing is a rigorous as that of MDs will now have their care taxed as though they were dispensing canned goods. And the cost of surgeries, neutering, etc is high - an additional 9% will discourage many from giving pet care. This is morally WRONG; PLEASE HELP DEFEAT THE EFFORT BY PHONING.
916-445-2841: 1 5 1 2
PLEASE CALL THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND MAKE IT KNOWN THAT BALANCING THE BUDGET AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR PETS' HEALTH IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
PRESS 1 for English
it will ask you to press 1 if you are calling about the veterinary tax proposal so PRESS 1
THEN PRESS 2 to oppose the tax
California Veterinary Medical Association Fact Sheet