Amanda Good http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Animal Advocates Await Response From Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/animal-advocates-await-response-mo-supreme-court <P>The <A href="http://www.humanesociety.org/">Humane Society of the United States</A> and two Missouri-based non-profit animal groups are waiting to hear if the <A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court</A> will take up their appeal on what they describe as a crippling regulation.</P> <P>The plaintiffs say the animal adoption tax levied on non-profit shelters and rescue groups can cost them up to $2,500 a year, making it hard to feed and find homes for the animals in their care.&nbsp; Amanda Good is the HSUS State Director for Missouri.</P> <P>“For the smaller shelters, that’s actually a significant chunk of their budget, money that should be spent on helping the animals and caring for the animals," Good said. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:04:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7614 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Animal Advocates Await Response From Mo. Supreme Court