Animal Shelters and Adoptions

ANIMAL FACILITIES

 

NORTHERN OCEAN COUNTY ANIMAL FACILITY

615 FREEMONT AVE

JACKSON, NJ 08527

732-657-8086

NOCAF@OCHD.ORG

 

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY ANIMAL FACILITY

360 HAYWOOD ROAD

MANAHAWKIN, NJ 08050

609-978-0127

SOCAF@OCHD.ORG

 

Both our facilities are open to the public seven days a week

 1-4pm

 Wednesdays 1-6:30pm

(closed on holidays)

 

BRIAN LIPPAI: CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, ANIMAL FACILITIES, EXT. 7735

MARY ALANO: MANAGER, ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY, 732-657-8086

PATRICIA MCCALLUM: MANAGER, ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY, 609-978-0127

JACLYN STRAWDER: ASSISTANT MANAGER, ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY, 732-657-8086

 

  The Ocean County Health Department operates two animal facilities.  The Ocean County Animal Facilities provide temporary housing for dogs and cats, and maintains a 24-hour receiving service for stray animals that are brought in by Municipal Animal Control Officers.  Features of the shelters include indoor/outdoor dog runs, cat rooms, isolation areas, and surgical facilities. 

 



PETS FOR ADOPTION

 

Both facilities offer cats and dogs for adoption. 

 

Dogs & Puppies: $60

Cats & Kittens: $55

  Every pet we adopt out is spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations, and have received a general health exam by our facility veterinarian, all included with your adoption fee.   

Our General Adoption Policy:
 
  1. Everyone in the house-hold (for dog adoptions this includes any dogs that live in the home) need to meet the pet prior to adoption
  2. Proof of Residence:
  3. Homeowner: mortgage statement or tax bill
  4. Rental: lease with pet policy stating any specifications of breeds and number of animals allowed
  5. Driver's License or valid proof of identification
  6. Fill out an Adoption Questionnaire and get it approved by Facility Management
  7. Exact Cash or a check with an address matching that on the Driver's License (Dogs are $60; Cats are $55)
  ALL ADOPTIONS ARE ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE BASIS.  WE CANNOT PLACE ANY HOLDS ON ANY PETS.

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OUR SPOTLIGHT PETS

  • Bear is a very handsome 4-year-old Domestic Longhair. He is super friendly, and loves to play, especially with bouncy balls! Bear seems to get along fine […]
  • Bella an 8-10 year old American Eskimo mix, is a social and outgoing girl who enjoys going for walks, and walks nicely on a leash. Bella […]
  • Cuddles is an adorable and sweet senior girl. She loves everyone she meets, and is an absolute sweetheart! Cuddles still has a lot of love to […]
  • Precious is a friendly and social girl! She has a lot of energy and would benefit from a family experienced with her breed that has the […]
  • Jetty is a super social and sweet boy! He loves attention and gets along well with other cats. He love to run and play, and his […]
  • Penny is a sweet, laid-back girl. She is very mellow and would make a nice companion for a calm and quiet home. Penny prefers to be […]
  • Dorito is a calm and sweet kitty, who can be a little shy at first. He would do best in a quiet home, with a family […]
  • Parker is an energetic and playful boy! He loves attention, and when he calms down he is content to just lay by your side. Parker enjoys […]
  • Athena is an absolute sweetheart! She has beautiful silky fur that is super soft to pet. Athena enjoys playing with toys, but her favorite thing to […]
  • Mr. G is a real sweetheart! He loves to snuggle up with his favorite blanket for long catnaps! When he is done snoozing, he enjoys watching […]