The people of Dade County should be able to decide a course of action to improve the quality of life in our home, by having the right to vote on a Pets Trust.
Over 20,000 dogs and cats are euthanized at the Miami Dade Animal Services facility every year, and this number has not changed much in the past ten years.( Many simply for lack of space.) Animals Services has always been severely and historically underfunded.
The animal rescue groups and animal advocates of Miami, in an effort to improve the lives of animals in Miami-Dade County, have joined together, for the first time ever, to create a dedicated source of funding, we refer to as the “Pets Trust”. This is modeled after the Children’s Trust which collects its funding from the property tax bills of citizens of Miami-Dade County for the past ten years. The average tax bill in Miami-Dade County will increase approximately $ 13.00 a year if the Pets Trust is created. The Children’s Trust was approved by 88% of our citizens and we are petitioning our community leaders to allow our citizens to vote in similar fashion on a Pets Trust.
We ask you to please sign this petition so we can show our government leaders that we, the citizens of Dade County would like to have the opportunity to vote on a Pets Trust by placing the question on a forthcoming election. By signing this petition you are NOT signing that you approve or disapprove of the Pets Trust, but rather you are signing that you would like the community to be able to vote on this. It is our community that makes the final decision, but only if we have the ability to vote on it.
We are asking this on behalf of our animals who can only “speak” through our actions.