CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN: Commissioner Bryan Lober Staunch Advocate for His Furriest Constituents

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Brevard Humane Society recognized Lober with its Humane Hero Animal Friend Award

As County Commissioner Bryan Lober is approaching one year in office, he remains a staunch advocate for his furriest constituents: canines and felines. Earlier in the year, Lober successfully championed an Ordinance which precludes retail pet stores from selling dogs and cats sourced from puppy mills and kitten factories.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As County Commissioner Bryan Lober is approaching one year in office, he remains a staunch advocate for his furriest constituents: canines and felines.

In recognition of his efforts to regulate puppy mill pet shop sales in our community, the Brevard Humane Society recognized Lober with its Humane Hero Animal Friend Award during the 2019 annual Tuxes & Tails event.

“I didn’t expect any sort of recognition and, frankly, it caught me off guard,” said the Commissioner. “That said, I feel honored to be recognized by such a wonderful organization.”

Earlier in the year, Lober successfully championed an Ordinance which precludes retail pet stores from selling dogs and cats sourced from puppy mills and kitten factories.

The Ordinance enacted also mandates that stores provide consumers with information regarding the source of any dogs or cats up for sale by conspicuously posting this information on the kennel in which the animal is housed so that prospective buyers will be better informed in their decisions.

As County Commissioner Bryan Lober is approaching one year in office, he remains a staunch advocate for his furriest constituents: canines and felines.

Legitimate hobby breeders and pet stores ethically sourcing their animals are wholly unaffected by the legislation which targets only those pet stores sourcing from mass breeders with a documented history of violations for abusing and mistreating dogs or cats.

While the State of Florida views dogs and cats as property – oftentimes indistinguishable from books, televisions, or shirts – Lober and the overwhelming majority of his constituents who have purchased or adopted dogs and cats feel otherwise.

From securing animals back from abusive and neglectful homes to advising on the wording of adoption contracts, Lober has for years volunteered (and continues to volunteer) his services as a licensed attorney to local animal rescue groups at no cost to those groups.

Viewing his success in enacting the puppy mill ordinance as “winning the battle but not the war,” Lober intends to continue advocating to protect pets from abuse and mistreatment.

His next initiative will involve proposing an animal abuse registry to serve as a resource for those individuals and groups seeking to adopt out or sell animals to unknown persons.

In recognition of his efforts to regulate puppy mill pet shop sales in our community, the Brevard Humane Society recognized Lober with its Humane Hero Animal Friend Award during the 2019 annual Tuxes & Tails event.
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The proposed registry will be accessible online, without cost, to provide those interested with information on individuals convicted of any of a number of animal-related crimes.

Individuals’ names, dates of birth, charge descriptions, and conviction dates will be updated weekly and the registry will include information going back ten years.

Website visitors will be able to search by name to quickly identify whether someone looking to purchase or adopt an animal has a recent conviction for an animal-related offense.

Lober has already secured support from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Brevard County Clerk of Courts in offering this information at no additional cost to taxpayers.

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2018 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS SET NOV. 7

The 2019 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.

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Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure

The 2019 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. 

The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created in 2009 by Space Coast Daily to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their time, talent or treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.

TIME: In this category consider candidates who have selflessly and consistently devoted their time as volunteers at hospitals and nursing homes, in activities for the less fortunate and as organizers, administrators or operatives in the many other altruistic endeavors in our community.

The 2019 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. All Humanitarian alumni are presented a specially commissioned medallion.

TALENT: In this category give consideration to those who have volunteered their special talents and expertise to address specific circumstances in which the lives of those in need are improved.

TREASURE: The humanitarians in this category will include those who have generously shared their monetary good fortune and/or volunteered their time and efforts in fundraising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.

All 2019 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2019 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and on SpaceCoastDaily.com.  The magazine will be available in both print and digital editions, which will also be available on SpaceCoastDaily.com soon.

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HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL HONOREES INCLUDE:

• Evan Ernst, ‘Who We Play For’
• Healthy Start Coalition
• Community Foundation of Brevard
• Col. Nathan Thomas
• Space Coast Area Transit
• Friends of Children of Brevard County
• Lanette Sanders
• Bryan Lober
• 321 Millennials
• Brevard Zoo
• K9 Junny, BCSO Ambassador
• National Veterans Homeless Support
• Brevard Relief for Bahamas
• Rock Paper Simple
• Brevard Hispanic Center
• Pilot Club of Titusville
• Brevard Rescue Mission
• Tom and Sue Walker
• Heroes on the Water
• Love Stitches
• Matt Susin
• Bruce Buggs
• Sandra Pelham
• Denise Farias
• Brevard Civilian/Military Foundation
• Tim Deratany, Lifetime Achievement honoree

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Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers.

HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER HONOREES:

• Linda Shatzer, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center
• Jama Sibley, Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital
• Janet MacKenzie, Melbourne Regional Medical Center
• April Marino, Health First’s Viera Hospital
• Catherine Shelton, Rockledge Regional Medical Center
• Susan Testa, Sebastian River Medical Center
• Pat Weber, Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital
• Dennis Jones, Parrish Medical Center

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER HONOREES:

• Haywood Davidson, Hospice Of St. Francis
• Val Johnson, Hospice Of Health First
• Kareen Williams, Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice
• Leslie Miller, Vitas Hospice

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JOIN US FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING

This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by All Points, Erdman Automotive, Health First, Clear Choice Health Care, Florida Prep, Total Home Roofing, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Paper Simple, Embrace Home Loans, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Friday Night Locker Room, Safari Mail House and SpaceCoastDaily.com.

Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

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For more information or to make a reservation to attend the 2019 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala, call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

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