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Wednesday: May 5, 2010

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LIVELINES: PET CALLS

The state's health department is looking for ways to avoid making budget cuts this morning and putting a tax on rabies vaccinations may be the next way to do so, but veterinarians and pet owners are joining together to stop a bill from passing.

The new bill will add a tax of at least two dollars per animal, the vets and animal shelters feel this could lead to less adopting, and more un-vaccinated animals.

Dr. Jim Hammon was our guest this morning. He told us Dr. Randy Hammon was in Nashville today testifying before two committees about what this tax would mean.

Dr. Jim also touched on these issues when it comes to the proposed bill....

PROPOSED RABIES TAX

-discourage vaccinations

-unfair to pet owners

-no limit on tax amount

-set a precedent

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