Good news for the North Brunswick community, a Pet Memorial Garden is set to open next week (August 6) next to the Dog Park at North Brunswick Community Park, Route 130! Giving pet owners a place to honor and remember their pets after they have passed. The unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on July 18th and now there are just a few short days until the garden officially opens.

Lou Ann Benson, director of the North Brunswick Department of Parks said to CentralJersey.com - “We hope we created this beautiful place to reflect on memories in a place they [the owner and pet] both shared,”

The park consists of a stone path leading to a heart shaped center, surrounded by benches that overlook boulders, which owners will be able to place their pets name on in memoriam. This will give the community a new way to memorialize not just a pet but a family member.

“Most of us or all of us lost a pet, and there is just no way to describe rationally how deeply that affects you because you love them so much,” Mayor Francis Womack share with CentralJersey.com.

With the support of Mayor Womack and the North Brunswick Humane Association (NBHA), a new, heartwarming, way to remember the fur babies of so many was created.