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

  • Lilac is a sweet and playful girl! She has very beautiful eyes that will immediately grab your attention. Lilac enjoys relaxing in a sunny window, and […]
  • Smoke loves to play by chasing a laser pointer or feathery wand toy. He enjoys the company of other cats and likes a quiet nap in […]
  • Morgan is a beautiful and sweet little girl! She is very playful, and especially loves to run through tunnels! Morgan gets along well with other cats, […]
  • Ariel is a beautiful and sweet girl, with super soft fur and gorgeous captivating eyes! Ariel loves to play, and gets along nicely with other cats. […]
  • Olive is an adorable and sweet little girl! She is very friendly, and enjoys playing with the other kitties. Olive would make a great addition for […]
  • Lee is a very sweet and friendly kitty! She loves attention, and loves to play too! Her favorite activity is napping in warm sunny windows! Lee […]
  • Buddy is a really handsome and sweet guy! He can be a little shy at first, but he warms up quickly, and wants lots of love […]
  • Titan is a well behaved boy, who really loves to be around people. Titan loves to go on walks, and would do best with an active […]
  • Lucy is a sweet and calm, beautiful kitty! She is a quiet girl who would do best in a calm home, where she could spend her […]