National CTS Campaign Being Held September18th & 19th With Half Price Off Adoptions
(Toms River) – The annual “Clear the Shelter” pet adoption campaign is one of the most successful events of the year for the two Ocean County Animal Facilities. Since 2016 the event has matched more than 150 cats and dogs with forever homes. On September 18th and 19th, the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility (NOCAF) in Jackson and the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility (SOCAF) in Manahawkin hope to pick up where they left off despite missing last year due to the pandemic.
“Everyone is really excited that the event is back this year,” said Ocean County Commissioner Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “If you or someone you know has been seriously considering adding a dog or cat to the family, then this event is a great opportunity. Nothing is more rewarding than rescuing one of our wonderful shelter pets.”
“The ultimate goal is to find good loving homes for as many dogs and cats as possible during this special weekend adoption event,” explained Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer. “But before adopting any pet, we strongly recommend people to do their homework and to make sure they are ready for the commitment. Our staff will assist in helping people find the right pet for their lifestyle and environment.”
Both animal facilities will continue to conduct adoptions by appointment only due to the pandemic. Please contact the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility at 732-657-8086 and 609-978-0127 for the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility to schedule a time to meet the pets. Every dog and cat from the Ocean County Animal Facilities receives a veterinary exam, age appropriate vaccinations, is spayed/neutered, and microchipped.
“The Ocean County Health Department also utilizes the event to spread awareness about responsible pet ownership and the importance of having your pet vaccinated for rabies,” explained Brian Lippai, OCHD Public Information Officer. “Pets are a big commitment. Besides love, they need to fit your lifestyle, plenty of exercise, routine veterinary care, supplies, grooming and a safe living environment.”
The Southern Ocean County Animal Facility is located at 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin, and the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 615 Freemont Avenue in Jackson.
For more information about the Ocean County Animal Facilities or Ocean County Health Department visit our website at www.ochd.org or follow the Health Department on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like the Health Department on Facebook.