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Pet Memorial Garden

With the evening sun glistening through the trees at Community Park on Wednesday, July 18, a ribbon was cut to dedicate the North Brunswick Pet Memorial Garden.

The Memorial Garden, located adjacent to the Dog Park, includes a stone walk path, four benches and boulders which will have plaques dedicated to pets.

“Most of us or all of us have lost a pet and there is no way to describe how deeply that affects you because we love them so much,” said Mayor Francis ‘Mac’ Womack. “I am very grateful to Lou Ann Benson (Parks, Recreation & Community Services Director) and members of the Parks Department for providing the Township a place where we can sit and remember our pets, think about them and even have plaques in their memory.”

Joining Mayor Womack at the ceremony were Township Council President Bob Davis, Director Benson and members of the North Brunswick Humane Association. Benson thanked Mayor Womack and his wife, Carol, the Township Council and the NBHA for their assistance, along with acknowledging Parks Assistant Supervisor Bobby Bongiovi for his work on the memorial.

“He really took great pride in creating the layout of where the items would be placed,” said Benson. “He did that with much thought because he too is a pet lover.”

Benson said that information on placing a pet’s name on a plaque will be provided after Monday, August 6.

Lou Ann Benson
710 Hermann Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 247-0922, ext. 475/478
Dept. Staff