Don't Cut the Budget for Animal Care and Protective Services

    1. Eileen File
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      Eileen File

      Jacksonville, FL

We are writing on behalf of the homeless animals of Jacksonville, FL. We are truly appalled that reducing the budget for Animal Control and Protective Services (ACPS) is a consideration. The citizens of Jacksonville, FL have worked hard to make this city a No Kill city. Cutting the budget of ACPS is a slap in the face to all of those who have stepped up when the odds were not in favor of the animals. Thousands of people have worked hard to keep animals alive and off the streets. By cutting the budget for ACPS, the nunber of animals ACPS can take in will be reduced and many animals will be set loose on the streets, causing a health and safety problem.

Mr. Mayor, you have walked through the kennels at ACPS. How can you look into the eyes of those animals and sentence them to death? Please allow us, your citizens, to continue to move in a positive direction on behalf of the homeless animals. Jacksonville, FL is a model for other cities and it would be beneficial to all involved to consider other budgetary alternatives. Please do not undo all of the work that has been done.

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Don't Cut the Budget for Animal Care and Protective Services

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    • Jennifer Burgett JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 5 months ago

      Animals depend on the human race for their safety and security. If you cut money from the budget intended for Animal Care & Protective Services you are saying its ok to abuse and neglect animals instead of their being an agency that can aide in preventing that. Its the same as cutting money for public schooling.

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    • Kate Bagby JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      I live in community with many feral cats. Have saved a few, had a few spayed/neutered, feed them on a regular basis. We, the people, are the only ones that can stand up and do what is right by these animals. They need the care and support that a few give them. And the people that help the animals need the resources and support too. The animals are defenseless and subject to gross human stupidity.

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    • Janet Gutierrez JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Please help make JAX a model for other cities...show we are more evolved than most.

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    • John Forster JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 11 months ago

      They need love just as everyone!

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    • Jan Shea ST AUGUSTINE, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Let's move forward and not undo the good that has been done. There is so much more to do!

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