600% fee hike for pet shelters helping government

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon


The Oregon Department of Agriculture is eyeing a 600% increase in license fees for non-profit animal rescue shelters that help Counties manage abandoned pets.

Shelters say the fee increase will put them out of business.  Welcome to the world of taxpayers and small business.

It is interesting that the Department of Agriculture needs a new fee increase after State Lawmakers passed 47 Agriculture fee increases just last year.  Where is the money going?

These private-run non-profit shelters help local governments that are either overwhelmed or do not exist at all in certain areas within Oregon.  Yet, our government cannot even manage to help the people that are helping them.

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