The Mission of the North Brunswick Humane Association is to provide education and guidance to our community in pet and wildlife issues through various community groups, civic organizations, and school boards for the purpose of enhancing quality of life for our pets, wildlife and residents. We also support endeavors that promote humane and protective services in the treatment of animals.


APRIL MEETING MINUTES

Minutes

North Brunswick Humane Association

April Monthly Meeting (4/09/12)

7:30 pm ET

710 Hermann Road –NB Community Complex

Conference Room #1

  • The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Jay Soloway
  • Attendees: Michele Andrea, Jay Soloway, Vincent Sheehan, Sandi Erickson, Erica Bundy, Judy Kosier, Jane Prestup, David  Prestup, J. Mark Korey, Eileen Lorner, Brenda Sauer, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Dan Smith, Lisa Coletta, Diana Sichta , Gina Rojeck,
    Kelly Schlossberg, Carol Paszamant and Mark Cafferty.
  • Opening   & Introductions by the Membership
  • The March Minutes were read and accepted by the Membership
  • Treasurer’s Report- Vincent reported to the membership. Information was not made available for minutes.

MONTHLY ASSOCIATION UPDATES:

  • Dog/Cat Food Bank – Sandi provided an update-29 cats
    & 11 dogs were fed last month. We want to thank the North Brunswick
    Teen Library Advocacy Group for pet food donations they collected and
    provided to NBHA. You Rock!
  • Donation Cans Update – Sandi reported – year to date
    donations of $231.79

New BUSINESS & EVENTS

  • Volunteer Opportunities –Mark Cafferty, North Brunswick Animal Control Officer spoke about putting a plan  together for sheltering pets during a disaster. Mark is looking for  volunteers to work in the designated shelter locations around the clock. He passed out a sign up sheet for volunteers.
  • Super Cat Adoption Day- Committee-Lisa reported final agreements where mailed out last week to all the participating rescues and shelters and we are awaiting their responses. Jay indicated as we get closer to the event and we finalize more of the details we will be sharing more information with the membership.
  • Flea Market/Rummage Sale- Committee – Eileen reported on the Flea Market, we have 38 spaces paid and committed from outside vendors and 15 spaces for NBHA. Sharon reported on the Rummage Sale and indicated donations are low right now. Michele sent out a reminder to member distribution last week to encourage donations. Erica will place an ad in the community bulletin section of local papers. A sign in sheet for the 18×24 signs was passed out. A sign in sheet for volunteers for the event was passed out. All volunteers
    must be present at 5am for setup and stay to 3pm for breakdown.
  • Educational Series –Jay spoke on behalf of theprogram and indicated John Adams School has recently completed the series. The Judd School was scheduled for April 24th & 25th.
  • Coldwater Creek Event- Thank you to Jay (Cubby) & Claire who ran the event. We thank all the people at Cold Water Creek for their involvement. We received $77 in donations. Michele will send out a Thank You letter to Cold Water Creek.
  • Mall Dates –Mall dates are set for May 26th – Jay will be at Menlo Park Mall & Sandi at Brunswick Square Mall.
  • Muscle Maker Grill– Partnering Opportunities- The membership agreed to start partnering with the restaurant on promotional opportunities. Michele with work with Ron at Muscle Maker Grill on a flyer  for the above mall date. The flyer will encourage people to go the restaurant and make a purchase with NBHA getting a portion of the check amount as a donation.
  • SNAP Program –Phase 2– Lisa presented her thoughts on Phase 2- The membership voted and approved $10,000 for our second round of the spay/neuter grant program with the specifics  of the disbursal to be decided by the spay/neuter committee (5 board members along with Dan Smith and Lisa Coletta). An additional $1,000 was approved for individual emergency needs, decided on a case by case basis, by the spay/neuter committee.

Good & Welfare

  • J.  Mark Korey reported on: The ongoing feral cat situation at the Church in
    Middlesex Borough. It appears the Board of Health has cited the church
    for leaving food out for the cats.
    A court date has not been set. More to come.
    • The Board of Health for the Borough of Middlesex
      has proposed a new ordinance regulating domestic animals. More to come.
    • He updated us on the East Brunswick feral cats that were saved (Mother Ghost and Kittens). All are doing well adjusting to domestic life.
    • No new colonies have been established beyond the 32 cats-“Jackie” (Cat  #29) is currently in a home in the East Windsor area; however, owner due
      to health issues is forced to place her 3 animals, 2 cats and 1 dog. Seeking a place for Jackie,  born 8/2010 = spayed/neutered and up-to-date on all shots. Michele will send out an email blast to distribution.
    • Mark McCaffery –
      North Brunswick Animal Control Officer advised that when he picks up
      animals some are in need of Medical Care – often they go to Lambertville –
      Mercer Counter Wildlife Center – he provided information on a Fundraiser Ball
      – Town of NB cannot make donations, but Mark suggested that if NBHA saw
      fit, perhaps a donation would be made, though there were no motions made
      at the meeting. The board will take this under advisement.

The next meeting is Monday, May 14, 2012
The meeting adjourned at  8:55pm