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Adopt a stray dog, get a 50% tax break

Italian mayor recruits animal lovers with trash discounts

25 March, 10:33
Adopt a stray dog, get a 50% tax break (ANSA) - Fiumicino, March 25 - Residents of the coastal town of Fiumicino, near Rome, will get a 50% discount on their trash collection tax if they adopt a dog or a cat from the local pound, local authorities have announced.

The measure is part of the town's 2014 budget, which was approved by the center-left town council on Monday.

"This was in addition to exemptions and tax breaks for disadvantaged categories," said Mayor Esterino Montino, who is from the center-left Democratic Party (PD).