Thursday, August 14, 2008

Death and Taxes

"A Conejo Valley man who's committed to finding new homes for abandoned animals is facing a $17,000 tax bill as a result of his not-for-profit adoption system.

Josh Pasewaldt, owner and operator of Newbury Park Pet Supply, has spent the past 16 months collecting small dogs and puppies from the Kern County Animal Shelter in Bakersfield and housing them at his North Reino Road store until they're adopted.

He charges the new owners the $60 fee it costs him to adopt them from the animal shelter, and he pays for the costs of transporting and housing them out of his own pocket.

Now Pasewaldt, 28, says he's just about reached the end of the road as a result of a series of regulations and higher costs that began last year when animal-control authorities ordered him to install fire sprinklers and take other steps."

5 comments:

The Natural State Hawg said...

Yes, it's the government hard at work again! Inflexible, illogical, bureaucratic knotheadism at its worst.

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Matt said...

That's a tough one. I understand his commitment to wanting to help pets, but at the same time, if I'm adopting from him, I want to know that he's following the laws that are there to help keep pets safe.

Toni said...

The good old government, they can always do it better right?

Balceroregontr said...

No good deed goes unpunished.

Sweet Tea said...

Thank you all for commenting.

I also hope the pets are kept safe yet he won't be able to help them at all if the bureaucrats have their way.
Why can't the government ever help?