Council Approves Official Resolution Supporting Animal Shelter

July 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite already pledging its commitment last month, the Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a formal resolution Monday that supports the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter through calendar year 2015.

The council had originally approved to keep the shelter as is, despite the loss of Somerville revenue as of July.

But councilman Howard Norgalis had requested that they approve an official resolution stating the same.

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The resolution was unanimously approved, and the council has pledged its support of the shelter through 2015.

The language of the resolution does not mean the council will withdraw support as of Jan. 1, 2016, only that it is free to re-evaluate at that time if it so desires.

Somerville, Manville and Bridgewater are part of the original three involved in the shelter, with each town contributing money to keep the shelter going every year.

Bridgewater was contributing $221,000, Somerville gave $74,800 and Manville gave $44,200. Remaining money came from donations, adoptions, surrender fees and more.

But as of July 1, Somerville pulled out of its contract with the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in favor of contracting with St. Huberts for animal control services.

More than 100 residents came out in support of the shelter at a May Bridgewater Township Council meeting when council members were hearing a presentation about the shelter to determine if any changes should be made because of the loss of funding from Somerville.

After hearing the presentation, and meeting with others about the shelter, the decision was made to not make any changes.

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