By Brian Lippai on Friday, July 15, 2016

The Ocean County Animal Facilities are participating in the second annual “Clear the Shelters” national adoption event that will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 1pm until 4pm at both locations. 

“This event is the perfect opportunity to help a dog or cat in need find a loving, forever home,” says Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health.  “If you or someone you know have been thinking about adding a dog or cat to the family, nothing is more rewarding than rescuing a shelter pet,” adds Freeholder Little. 

“Our goal is to find homes for as many dogs and cats as possible during this special one day adoption event,” says Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator.  “We're in the midst of our busy season and have a bumper crop of kittens along with many other sweet, adults cats and dogs ready for a second chance.” Regenye explains.

All adoption fees will be waived for everyone adopting a dog or cat from the Ocean County Animal Facilities on Saturday, July 23.  Every dog and cat adopted from the Ocean County Animal Facilities receives a veterinary exam, age appropriate vaccinations, is spayed/neutered, and microchipped. The free adoption event will be held at the two Ocean County Facilities, operated under the care of the Ocean County Health Department; the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050 and the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 615 Freemont Avenue in Jackson, New Jersey 08527.

            “We have a wide variety of lovable cats and dogs available for adoption. From all sizes, ages, breeds, we have a pet suited for everyone,” says Brian Lippai, Shelter Manager.  “Every year hundreds of pets are adopted from the Ocean County Animal Facilities and there's nothing better than seeing the joy and happiness these wonderful animals bring to their new families," shares Lippai.

This is the first year Ocean County Animal Facilities will be participating in the “Clear the Shelters” promotion. “Clear the Shelters” is a nationwide adoption event that includes the participation of hundreds of shelters from across the United States.  Last year’s effort emptied many shelters of homeless animals in just one day, adopting more than 20,000 dogs and cats in need.

For more information on “Clear the Shelters” or the Ocean County Animal Facilities, call 732-657-8086 or 609-978-0127.                                    

Visit the Ocean County Health Department website at www.ochd.org or follow the Health Department on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like the Health Department on Facebook.