Murray and the members of the Township Committee who voted to dissolve the MHRC at the time, stated it was inappropriate for the MHRC to collect and donated pet food for MCSPCA animals. Murray and friends sited the pet food drive as a main reason why the Township Committee was dissolving the MHRC, even though at the time, the food drive was a project that was approved by and was a joint venture with then Mayor Brightbill.
From the Asbury Park Press:
With a goal to find homes for 50 homeless animals, the Monmouth County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is holding a grand opening celebration and open house Nov. 15 for their new adoption center in Middletown.
The adoption center will be at the Petco, 1391 Route 35, according to a news release. The center joins existing MCSPCA Homeward Bound Adoption centers at 260 Wall St., Eatontown, and at the Freehold Raceway Mall at 3710 Route 9, Freehold.
"We are proud to partner with Petco to open our newest adoption center, which will be more convenient for potential adopters in Northern Monmouth County and significantly expand our adoption outreach efforts," said Jerry Rosenthal, president and CEO of the Monmouth County SPCA in a prepared statement. "Our goal is to do approximately 75 adoptions per month at the new Middletown Adoption Center, which will help us expand our ability to find even more forever homes for the animals in need in our community."
The Monmouth County SPCA aims to care for the community's homeless, neglected and abused animals and enforce animal cruelty laws.
Grand opening festivities will include a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony, a 50-50 raffle, giveaways, refreshments and appearances by Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Middletown Mayor Stephanie C. Murray....