Bizzarro to participate in Humane Society presentation in Erie Wednesday

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, will participate in the Humane Society of the United States and Erie Leadership “Advocate We Love’ award to Erie animal advocate Jessica Carlson.

The event is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ANNA Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St., Erie, Pa.

The Humane Society of the United States’ Puppy Mills Campaign will present one of their 14 annual ‘Advocates We Love Awards’ to Carlson for her work with numerous local advocacy groups including the Erie Puppy Mill Awareness Group.

Bizzarro will present information on legislation, H.B. 13, formerly H.B. 869, which includes animal protection, known as “Libre’s Law.”

Additional presenters include:

Ruth Thompson, Founder and Director at the Anna Shelter;

Bob Merski, Erie city councilman;

Jay Breneman, chairman, Erie city council;

Kristen Tullo, Pennsylvania State Director at the HSUS; and

Jessica Carlson, award recipient.

Media coverage is invited.