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Wildomar, Where Animals Are More Important Than Children

What is more important in Wildomar, children or animals?

The City of Wildomar has budgeted $354,300 from the general fund to support the local animal adoption agency, Southwest Communities Animal Shelter on Mission Trail. When you add in the $80,000 in fees and fines that this agency keeps, you have citizens paying out $434,300 without voter approval of a special tax.

Using the federal census figures, approximately one-third of the households own animals whereas over 50 percent of the households have children. However, the city chooses not to spend a penny to fund parks and instead asks residents to pay a special tax for the parks by passing Measure Z on the November ballot.

It’s time for this city to get its priorities in the proper order.

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Ken Mayes November 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
kc The taxpayers of Wildomar should not be funding animal control with tax money. The people that own animals should be paying for it. Riverside County is like many other places in this country that fail to license animals with only 20% having one and euthanasia rates are about 85% of intake. The penalties if one is caught without a license are far to low for most people to care and for animal control to bother. We need a system like Calgary Canada were today November 1st they have only 16 dogs and 43 cats available for adoption with another 38 dogs 78 cats in impound for a city of over 1 million people. This shelter also euthanized less than 3% of all animals taken in. All paid for by fees and fines no taxpayer funding. Check them out for yourself @ www.calgary.ca/animalservices
The Teller of Truth November 01, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Marfa, who are you to tell the citizens of Wildomar what they should have & what is a "necessity" ? Just because you don't have kids or a family & would never use the park, does not mean that everyone else in the community is in your same situation. Try thinking outside of the box that you're in & think about others for a change. Open parks are ALWAYS a good idea for any community. Yes on Measure Z !!
Constant Comment November 01, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Marfa is like a horoscope, always telling you what to do and is usually wrong! }~)
Martha L. Bridges November 01, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Some comments are made simply to express ill-will and don't deserve a response.
Constant Comment November 01, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Who's asking you for a response? }~)

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