It’s that time of year again
Time to license your pets
North Brunswick Free Rabies Clinic
will be held at:
North Brunswick Municipal Complex
710 Hermann Rd
North Brunswick NJ 08902
Saturday January 11, 2014
From 1pm To 4pm
Saturday January 18, 2014
1pm To 4pm
Dear Members and Friends of North Brunswick Humane Association,
Recently, the North Brunswick Humane Association proposed legislation to North Brunswick’s mayor and town council to adopt an ordinance banning pet stores that specifically sell puppies and kittens.
To their credit, Mayor Womack and the entire council developed a comprehensive set of ordinances, covering this issue. (Separate ordinances for cats and dogs).The vote was held this week, and the measure passed unanimously.
In accordance with the rules governing the adoption of ordinances to become law, they will be published in the Thursday, Oct. 24th edition of The Home News, and will automatically become law, 20 days from then.We can be very proud of ourselves, our township and our mayor and town council for taking a stand against the proliferation of puppy mills and kitten factories, since the hope is that by drying up the opportunity for easy demand (i.e. the stores), we can, as a “humane” society, get rid of the horrendous conditions that the “mills” and “factories” contribute to.
As it stands now, North Brunswick is only the 7th township in the entire state of New Jersey to have this legislation, and the first in Middlesex County.The hope is for the movement to gain momentum and continue on to go county and statewide, and beyond. There are many municipalities that are considering this type of ordinance, and we can be a good example of what can be done. New York is considering it, and it was recently adopted in Los Angeles County, so North Brunswick is certainly in good company.I think it would be a very nice idea to let our local government know how much we appreciate and approve of what they have accomplished. Most politicians only get feedback when things go wrong. When something like this goes right, it should also be deserving of recognition.
In light of this, we would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes and contact Mayor Womack and the council members to let them know that their efforts are appreciated. It would certainly go a long way towards future interactions.You can direct your emails to Janice Larkin (Jlarkin@northbrunswicknj.gov), Mayor Womack’s Confidential Secretary and she will in turn forward to the mayor. Additionally, please address your emails also to the General Council members and ask her to direct them accordingly. If you’d like to personalize them, the Council members are:
Bob Davis, Council President
Thank you all for your support,
Jay Soloway, President, NBHA