In her Dec. 25 letter, Abandoned pets, Jennifer Appel wrote about the horror she feels when seeing photos of starving, injured and abused dogs that are aimlessly walking around our community and the huge numbers of animals that come into the Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter each day. There also are hundreds of thousands of cats that roam our community.
In 2012 almost 500,000 people voted for a solution. It was called the Pets’ Trust initiative.
The community voted to invest in life-saving programs needed to help animals. Sadly, our elected officials didn’t honor that vote and decided that we didn’t know what we were voting for.
In 2016, many of those elected officials who denied our vote are running for office once again. It is our duty to make sure that incumbents who don’t listen to the people are booted out of office.
If our elected officials had honored the will of the people, we would be very close to a genuine no-kill community and we would be paying less in taxes.
For more information on how to help, go to AnimalPowerParty.com. Help elect those who will listen to the people and help save our animals.
president, Pets’ Trust,