The town of Masculucia in Sicily, Italy has recently decided to offer tax breaks to residents who adopt dogs.
Does this mean that the town government of Masculucia is made up entirely of dog lovers? Maybe . But it turns out that dog love is good for the town budget, as long as dog lovers are adopting.
Masculucia spends roughly $170,000 each year on animal welfare, and they’ve realized that it would just be cheaper to incentive dog adoption through tax breaks than to spend the money on sheltering.
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