A Triple Tiger Rescue to Warm Your Heart
A request from one of our Friends
Friends and Supporters:
With all of this said you may ask yourself what is the solution... there is one, and after working with homeless animals for 13 years I truly believe this is it. The Pets' Trust group is working on legislation to create guaranteed funding for our animals through a small addition to property taxes. The Pets' Trust would be set up like the Children's Trust, which passed with 86% of the vote in 2008, during one of the most challenging economic times. As I'm sure only a few of you many realize, the Children's Trust is on your property tax bill. Many of us pay over $100, $200 or more dollars per year for this, but no one minds and most people don't even know they're contributing. This guaranteed funding for the Children's Trust helps our community support, educate and care for children. As tax payers we're investing in kids and our community, which speaks volumes about Miami-Dade County. Why can't we do this for our pets? The Pets' Trust would be a line item on the average property tax bill of around $13. Imagine that for $13 per year Miami-Dade property owners will save hundreds of thousands of lives.
At this point in time I am not asking you to agree to this legislation, I'm asking you to sign a petition to show support of our right to VOTE! We must show our elected officials that we want the right to vote on the Pets' Trust before it can be put on the ballot. This petition will be brought to the Miami Dade Board of County Commissioners in less than two weeks - we need your help!
Please SIGN and FORWARD this petition to everyone you know. This is the first step in a process that will ultimately save 400,000 LIVES in the next 20 years!
From our friends at Talking Animals
For Bob Barker, When Helping Animal Welfare Organizations, The Philanthropy Price Is Right
We'll discuss what has inspired Barker's philanthropy in the animal welfare realm, how he decides which organizations or projects to help underwrite, and how he views the impact of these efforts since he began this very specific sort of charitable giving. Barker was previously a guest on "Talking Animals" in June of 2006.
|The Bob Barker, the anti-whaling ship purchased by the retired game show host for Capt. Paul Watson & the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society|
AFTER-PROGRAM PROGRAMMING NOTE: If you have more time at your computer or near your radio after this week's "Talking Animals" ends at noon, you're invited to stick around as I substitute host "It's The Music," an eclectic rock-based music show that airs from noon to 3pm on WMNF (88. FM) in Tampa or you can listen onlinehere. Thanks.