Westfield Leader October 22, 2009
Dog Rescue Is Named For Brendan Mooney
AREA – Kerry Mooney, daughter of former Westfield resident Brendan Mooney, has announced the creation of a dog rescue effort called “Brendan’s Meadows.” It is named in honor of her father, who died last November 1.
Brendan’s Meadows will focus on supporting the efforts of other rescue operations by financially supporting foster pets, participating in the transport of dogs from shelters that euthanize to non-kill shelters, and ultimately the creation of a farm for unwanted dogs awaiting their “forever homes.”
Brendan Mooney lived in Westfield for more than 46 years and was an avid supporter of the ASPCA and the Humane Society. He adopted many strays during his lifetime, and will always be remembered for saying that “A house is not a home without a dog.”
The 501(c)3 organization will be based in Clark and has begun the process of applying for non-profit status. Maureen Mooney, and Amy Jester of Westfield are all board members, and Alana Decker of Fanwood also will serve on the board. The rescue group’s website is brendansmeadows.com