(Manahawkin ) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) announced today that
beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility in
Manahawkin will conduct all business by appointment only until further notice.
Please call the facility at 609-978-0127 to set up an appointment for adoptions, reclaims,
surrenders, rabies clinics and other shelter-related businesses. (Walk-in’s will not be permitted at
this time.)The Northern Ocean County Animal Facility in Jackson is closed for renovations and
will not open until further notice.
For more information in regards to safe distancing and other COVID-19-related guidance and
information, please visit our website at www.ochd.org. The OCHD has also set up a COVID-19
Information Call Line number for residents and clinicians questions regarding the coronavirus.
The number is 732-341-9700 ext. 7411.
Call the NJDOH hotline available around the clock for questions at 1-800-222-1222.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at
or New Jersey Department of Health website at: