MIAMI, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, May 24th, Miami-Dade County voters will head to the polls to choose candidates for Miami-Dade County Commission District 7, as well as a new State Representative for District 110. The Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL) urges all animal-loving voters to support Julio Robaina for Commissioner, and Frank Lago for State Representative. Both candidates oppose breed specific legislation, and are in support of creating a No Kill community.
Representative Robaina was the first Hispanic Mayor of South Miami, and served in the Florida House of Representatives for two consecutive terms. While there, he was assigned Chair of the Select Committee on Condominium Association Governance, and Vice Chair of Local Government & Veterans Affairs.
"I personally have known Mr. Julio Robaina for numerous years. I stand behind his morals, his principles and goals. Our county and our animals will be better off with him in the Miami -Dade County Commissioner's Chair," says Dahlia Canes, Director for the MCABSL.
Representative Robaina is a pet owner and animal lover, and supports the concept of a No Kill shelter. When asked about his stance on our community's homeless pets, Representative Robaina said he believes it's our responsibility to find them all homes. "I would like to see Miami Dade County Animal Services become a no-kill shelter," he stated.
Frank Lago is a first-time candidate, and currently serves as the Sweetwater mayor's Chief of Staff. He also supports the creation of a No Kill community, and is against breed specific legislation.
"I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Lago and his family at my home. He answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I feel certain our animals' future is in better hands with Frank on board!" Canes says.
When headed to the polls tomorrow, we urge Miami-Dade citizens to think about the future of our county's pets, and stand with these candidates who will help to overturn the antiquated breed ban and ensure a bright future for our community's homeless animals.
SOURCE Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation