Perhaps it was my fault for not thinking it all the way through, but the Pets’ Trust originally spoke of costing $20 per household.
As a long time pet lover and owner, I voted for that. It wasn’t until I saw that number rolled up to $20 million that I grasped fully what I had voted for. The first I read of that dollar amount was in the same edition of the Herald that spoke of a meals service to the poor and elderly being limited for lack of funds
I had to really rethink my position.
Spending $20 million to save cats and dogs, when humans are going hungry and other programs are struggling? While I love animals, I would not have voted for that initiative today.
Betty Tibbetts, Miami Beach