Miami singer Lissette, a well-known songstress in her own right and the wife of salsa star Willy Chirino, has recorded a song in support of a Miami-Dade County measure on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The non-binding measure, a straw ballot known as the Pets' Trust, asks voters if they would support a property-tax rate increase to provide more animal services. County commissioners have said they would like to have a no-kill shelter, but there is no funding to achieve that goal. Some 20,000 animals are euthanized at the county shelter each year.
Lissette runs Fur Angels Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter. The web video of her song, titled Una Cruzada por Amor (A Crusade for Love), features shots of puppies and kittens in cages and lyrics asking things like, "Whose turn will it be to die next?"