BC Non-Profit Calls for Tax Deductions to Combat 'Economic Euthanasia' of Companion Animals

The Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) in British Columbia (BC) is advocating for tax deductions on veterinary expenses to address the pressing issue of “economic euthanasia” in companion animals, where financial constraints force families to make life-and-death decisions. RAPS, through its nonprofit Animal Hospital, has provided over $5.5 million in subsidized care since 2018. A petition seeking tax-deductible vet expenses is part of a broader awareness campaign. Chief Executive Officer of RAPS, Eyal Lichtmann emphasizes systemic changes are needed to combat economic euthanasia and foster the well-being of pets within Canadian families.