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Vote ‘NO’ on Animal Services Miami-Dade County Amendment (Election: Nov. 2012)

Posted by FactReal on November 1, 2012

WE DON’T NEED TO PAY MORE PROPERTY TAXES TO DEAL WITH CAT OVER-POPULATION
We need to stop thinking that government is the answer. When your house has a leaky faucet, you don’t call government. You call a professional or fix it yourself.

We “the people” can help reduce the cat over-population. Homeowners can use the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to manage stray and feral cat populations by trapping the cats, taking them to the vet to be neutered/spayed and vaccinated, and then returning them to the same location where they were collected. Cat traps can be rented from vet clinics or shelters — for a low fee and a returnable deposit.

The Trap-Neuter-Return method has been so successful that many pro-animal groups recommend the use of it. For instance, the ASPCA, Human Society of Greater Miami, Alley Cat Allies, The Cat Network, etc.

Doing it yourself will be cheaper than paying the additional, lifetime property tax that would come if voters approve the animal services funding referendum on the Miami-Dade ballot for Nov. 6, 2012. Homeowners could do a better job. Or maybe a business-savvy person can start a business to provide that service to homeowners.

Alley Cat Allies has guides and videos to educate the public on the trap-neuter-return method:
(h ttp://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=889)

Reducing cat over-population with ‘Trap-Neuter-Return’ (TNR)
Trapping Cats: How to Trap an Entire Colony
NO MORE TAXES
We cannot continue to allow Miami politicians to put our house as a collateral to fund their latest trick to get our money. They always come up with altruistic-sounding reasons to raise our taxes: “This tax is for the children,” “This one for seniors,” “This other tax will create jobs,” etc. Now is “to decrease the killing of adoptable dogs and cats.” Property owners have become the modern slaves…and they cannot run away. And politicians know it.

If you still have a burning desire to fund animal services programs, you can send your check directly to the many animal shelters in Miami-Dade. We don’t need more taxes.

The more property taxes you approve, the less you own your property

SOURCES:
The ASPCA:
h ttp://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/animal-rescuers/trap-neuter-return.aspx

Human Society of Greater Miami
h ttp://www.humanesocietymiami.org/about-us/faq

The Cat Network
h ttp://thecatnetwork.org/

Alley Cat Allies
h ttp://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=889

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