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.


June 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

NBHA JUNE GENERAL MEETING

Municipal Building, Hermann Rd. North Brunswick – June 8, 2015 – 7:30PM 

CALL TO ORDER

Vincent Sheehan

ATTENDEES

Donna Hildreth, Leslie Earle, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Dan Smith, Judy Kosier, Connie Hambel, Sandra Erickson, Michele Andrea, Linda Sheehan, Sandra Bucci, Jocelyn Cafferty, Nancy Scalzone, Anne Marie Walters, Jane & Dave, Susan Keller, George Costa, Vince Sheehan, Carol Paszmant, Barbara Hillenmayer.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

April and May Minutes were read and approved. Complete report available on request. It was noted that people liked receiving the minutes directly by email.

REPORTS-OFFICERS, BOARD, SPECIAL COMMITTEES

 Treasurers Report – Dan

Read and approved. Complete report available on request.

Public Relations –

Lora Muckin and Marilou Carty sent out press releases for SCAD this week (first week of June) Vince arranged to have SCAD mentioned on Katie’s Pet Depot radio ad. Donna and Dan are promoting SCAD via Facebook.

Fundraising-

$540 raised on towels to date; we are close to the point where we break even

A&M Vacuum took 5 towels and turned in $30 on discount cards.

Pet Food Donations –

We fed 52 cats and 4 dogs in May

No report on the donation cans.

Monthly Event Updates-

A&P Pet Days were very successful.

Volunteers were Judy, Nancy C., Donna H., Michele A, and EB Youth Council.

$527.10 Total Cash

Cat Food Collected: 307 cans of wet food-267 pounds of dry food.

Food was distributed to the following:

-NBHA Pet Food Bank

-Caretakers in Pilot Project – Targets #1, 2, 3.

-Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network

-Medical supplies were donated to People for Animals

-Dog Food was given to Jersey Girls & Pet Bank

Magyar totals for May, 2015 were 22 cans of wet food, 25 lbs. dry food.

Total from January 2015-May 2015: 236 wet food, 197 dry food.

Upcoming Events:

A&P Cat Food Drive June 13. Volunteers for this are Donna H., Leslie E., Jocelyn, Michele A., Susan K., and EB Youth Council.

SCAD – June 20

-Task lists were distributed

-Sign-up sheet for volunteers for June 19 was passed around

– Mr. C’s Grease Truck will do food for the event

-Rack cards were distruibuted

-16 groups are coming with over 150 cats

4th of July Parade

Walkers signed up

Garden State Cat Show – July 18, and 19

Donna has been invited to put up a TNR table at the Garden State Cat Show on July 18 and 19.

Dog Walk-October 4

The first planning meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on July 13, one hour before the general meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Dine to Donate –

Barbara and Marilou continue to coordinate. Leslie will make a list of establishments for Dine to Donate and we will try to schedule one each month.

Sandy will check on a Smashburger Fundraiser.

Farmer’s Market Tabling-

Ongoing Fridays. Hope to have coverage on the Friday before SCAD. So far, no one has volunteered.

NEW BUSINESS

Middlesex County Fair –

Sandy will get information about getting a table at the Fair.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Legislation:

Vince expressed concern about the bill recently introduced regarding large dogs. It is a dangerous bill for dogs. It would require large dog owners to have 8’ fencing, which would be prohibitively expensive. Many people with large dogs live in places where they cannot even put fencing. There is a concern that this could lead to the large dogs being surrendered and killed in shelters. There are many things wrong with this bill. Assembly members Pam Lampitt (D-Voorhees) and Benjie Wimberley (D-Patterson) introduced the “Responsible Dog Ownership Act” on May 11. Vince suggested we do an email blast informing people of the contents of this legislation.

ADJOURNMENT-

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm.