Animal Shelters and Adoptions

ANIMAL FACILITIES

COVID-19 Social Distancing Standards 

We are pleased to announce the resumption of rabies clinics at both our Northern Ocean County Animal Facility and our Southern Ocean County Animal Facility. COVID-19 social distancing standards will be adhered to during the clinics with both staff and members of the public being required to wear face coverings. Rabies vaccinations are by appointment only and members of the public are encouraged to register for the Northern Ocean County Facility clinic on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 732-657-8086. The Southern Ocean County Animal Facility clinics will take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and the public should call 609-978-0127.  

Staff will meet the arriving resident car side for completion of initial paperwork and the pet owner is encouraged to allow their pet to be taken into the building to receive the rabies vaccine while the owner remains in their vehicle after which the pet will be returned to the vehicle following vaccination. In the event the pet requires owner assistance, only one member of the public and his or her pet shall be permitted to enter the building with a staff member for the vaccination.  

At all times, a facemask or covering should be worn and all persons should attempt to remain a minimum of 6 feet apart.



  

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

  • Flounder is an adorable little kitten, who can be a little shy at first.  Once you give him a little time, he warms up and likes […]
  • Sebastian is a sweet little cutie!  He is very friendly and social and loves to get lots of attention and love!  Sebastian loves to play with […]
  • Eric is a cute little guy, who can be very shy.  He would do best in a calm and quiet home with a family that will […]
  • Tiger is a sweet and calm boy!  He has a very mellow and laid back personality and loves when you give him lots of attention!  He […]
  • Sage is a very playful and sweet kitty!  She is super outgoing, and loves any and all attention!  Sage is an all-around great kitten! Domestic Shorthair […]
  • Rapunzel is the most adorable and sweet little kitten!  She can be a bit shy at first, but she warms up pretty quick!  Once you give […]
  • Pascal is an adorable and sweet little boy!  He will start to purr instantly when you give him attention, and he wants nothing more than for […]
  • Thor is a sweet boy, who can be a bit anxious in the shelter environment.  He enjoys playing with squeaky toys, and knows a few commands […]
  • Abby is a very sweet girl.  She has a lot of energy, and would do best with a family that has the time to continue working […]
  • Mindy is a gorgeous girl who is super active and playful!  She loves to chase any toy that moves, but especially seems to love the toys […]
  • Claire is an active and friendly girl!  She loves to chase toys, and watch birds outside the window!  Claire loves to snuggle and play with her […]
  • Scuttle is a very sweet and outgoing little guy!  He is extremely friendly and loves to get lots of love and attention!  Scuttle loves to play […]
  • Mrs. Peel is a very sweet and beautiful girl!  She has the most gorgeous eyes, and a sweet personality too!  She loves getting lots of attention, […]
  • Sugar is a super sweet girl who absolutely loves getting lots and lots of attention!  She is very playful and enjoys playing with tennis balls!  Sugar […]
  • Lancelot is an adorable little boy who can be a bit shy at first.  Once you give him some time to warm up he likes to […]
  • Guinevere is a shy little girl, who will need some time to adjust to her new home.  She enjoys playing and cuddling with the other kittens.  […]
  • Kitty and Kara are both sweet and loveable kitties!  The love to snuggle and cuddle together and both enjoy getting lots of love and attention!  They […]
  • Kitty and Kara are both sweet and loveable kitties!  The love to snuggle and cuddle together and both enjoy getting lots of love and attention!  They […]
  • Ani is a sweet boy who loves to be pet and get attention!  He will even roll over for more pets!  Ani can be very vocal […]
  • Alex is a sweet and calm boy.  He can be a bit on the shy side, but he warms up with some time.  He loves to […]