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

(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

  • Slinky is an adorable boy!  He is very friendly when greeting people, and seems to enjoy the attention.  He will probably bond to his new family […]
  • Trixie is a very playful and energetic girl!  She loves the fuzzy mice and feather toys especially!  Trixie is a  very sweet and outgoing girl who […]
  • Dolan is a sweet and adorable little kitten!  He is very playful, and enjoys playing with just about any kind of toy!  Dolan would make a […]
  • Kovu is a young and friendly boy with lots of energy!  He loves to get attention, and can be jumpy at times.  Kovu would benefit from […]
  • Elvis is a very nice and well-behaved boy.  He is smart, and knows a few commands, including: sit, down, paw, and speak!  Elvis has a very […]
  • Fiona is a very sweet girl.  She has a lot of energy, and is very playful too!  Fiona is a young girl, who is eager to […]
  • Cassie is a petite and beautiful kitty who is very sweet!  She loves to be pet, and get lots of attention! Domestic Shorthair Gray Tiger and […]
  • Ace is a friendly boy who enjoys getting lots of attention and pets!  He knows a few commands including sit, and will give both paws, and […]
  • Hudson is a very handsome boy!  He can be a little anxious in the shelter environment, and would do best in a home that has experience […]
  • Elliot is a young and friendly boy who loves attention!  He is very active and playful and enjoys going on walks too.  Elliot is still very […]
  • Maggie Moo is such a friendly and social girl! She loves attention, and is content to just lay by your side.  She loves to play with […]
  • Molly is a very friendly, energetic and active girl!  She likes to play with toys, and enjoys going for walks, however she is very strong and […]
  • Nala is a beautiful girl with very pretty colors and markings!  She can be a little on the independent side, but she is very calm, and […]
  • Bubba is a friendly and sweet boy.  He likes to be pet, and especially loves when you have treats to share with him!  Bubba prefers to […]
  • Banjo is a very friendly and social boy!  He is super sweet and loves attention!  Banjo has lived with other cats and does not seem to […]
  • Piper is a beautiful and friendly girl.  She really loves getting treats, and enjoys the attention!  Piper does not seem to enjoy the company of other […]
  • Betty is a calm and quiet girl, and would do best with a family that can give her the time she needs to adjust to a […]
  • Mikey is a friendly boy who enjoys going for walks and loves to get attention.  He can be a little anxious at first, but starts to […]
  • Toby is the sweetest boy!  He enjoys going for walks, and loves to be around people! Toby would do best in a home with children over […]
  • As of Monday, March 16th, 2020, The Northern and Southern Ocean County Animal Facilities in Jackson and Manahawkin will conduct all business by appointment only until […]