Animal lovers protest over funding

  • Lobbyist Ron Book said in his 40-year career, he has never gotten as many calls on a topic as he has the past few days regarding the Pets' Trust. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Rory Cejas, left, and his wife, Tara Cejas, center, were among the 60 protesters outside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center on Tuesday asking that the mayor honor the results of last November's vote. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Eight-year-old Tatiana Stubbs and her mother, Kerstin Stubbs, were among those protesting against the mayor's refusal to implement a tax increase for animal services. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Maria Font took part in Tuesday's demonstration outside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Ron Book, a lobbyist for 'The Pet's Voice,' was one of over 60 pet lovers who talked Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Miami-Dade budget meeting against the mayor's refusal to allow a $19 million tax increase for animal services. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Ron Book, a lobbyist for 'The Pet's Voice,' was one of over 60 pet lovers waiting to talk Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Miami-Dade County budget meeting against the mayor's refusal to allow a $19 million tax increase for animal services. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • More than 60 pet lovers enter Miami-Dade county hall for the budget meeting after they protested outside the building for against the mayor's refusal to allow a $19 million tax increase for animal services. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Esther Quinones, right, was one of more than 60 pet lovers who protested the mayor's refusal to implement a tax increase that would fund animal services. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff