National Dog Day

By Brian Lippai on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

            “There's no better way to celebrate National Dog Day than adopting a puppy or a dog from one of the two Ocean County Animal Facilities," exclaims Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. Little adds,  "We continue to discourage people from buying dogs from puppy mills and backyard breeders when shelters are full of wonderful dogs available for adoption."

            Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator, says, "All the dogs available for adoption at the Ocean County Animal Facilities are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, receive a behavioral evaluation, and are up to date on age appropriate vaccines."

            People that adopt a dog from one of the animal facilities on National Dog Day will receive a free "Goodie Bag" filled with treats for their new canine companion. The Northern Ocean County Animal Facility is located at 615 Freemont Avenue in Jackson, NJ 08527 and the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility is located at 360 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Both facilities are open to the public daily from 1-4PM and 1-6:30PM on Wednesday.

           “Adopting a pet from one of our facilities can be one of the most rewarding and compassionate things you can do if you're an animal lover,”  says Brian Lippai, Shelter Manager.  “These pets are full of love, eager to please and are now just waiting for a second chance in finding that permanent loving home." shares Lippai.

            You can call the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility at 732-657-8086 and the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility at 609-978-0127 for more information about pets available for adoption and more about National Dog Day. 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.