On the 16th the County Commission will hold its next budget meeting. They will again be discussing the proposed budget cuts to Hillsborough County Animal Services.
These cuts would cause unbelievable animal suffering. HCAS is already understaffed. I just sent them an email saying that the recent puppy mill raids and cat hoarding busts just illustrate how important HCAS is. If they make these budget cuts, animal cruelty and dog fighting will fluorish. Animals will be running wild, causing danger to citizens and tourists. Who will want to come here? It will affect the tourist industry and the safety of all. I told them they should cut from the top, not from the "bottom"–animals, children, and elderly services. I also told them that if they pass these budget cuts I will hold them accountable at election time.
You can go to the Hillsborough County Commission website and write one email, then check who it goes to; all the county commissioners and the county administrator, all in one fell swoop. Today and tomorrow is the perfect time for them to recieve lots more emails.
For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
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