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

  • Meadow is an adorable and petite girl!  She is super friendly and sweet, and adores when you give her lots of love and attention!  She is […]
  • Beau is just the absolute sweetest boy!  He loves getting attention, and will start to purr the moment that you pet him! Domestic Shorthair Brown Tiger […]
  • Clay is such a cutie!  He is always super excited to see you, and loves to get out and about for his walks!  Clay loves attention, […]
  • Faith is such a beautiful and petite girl!  She has super soft bunny-like fur, and enjoys being pet.  She loves to play with toys, and can […]
  • Henry is an active and energetic boy!  He needs an active family that has the time and energy to give him plenty of exercise, and continue […]
  • Lotus is a sweet and gentle girl.  She enjoys snuggling up in her warm kitty beds for naps, but she comes right out to greet you […]
  • Lacie is such a sweetie, and loves to get lots of attention and pets!  She enjoys playing with her toys, but also likes napping on her […]
  • Asher is an adorable boy with the biggest ears ever!  He is very friendly and social and loves to get lots of attention.  He would do […]
  • Logan is a calm and quiet boy, who can be a little shy at first.  He warms up once you give him a little time, and […]
  • Mango is an outgoing and social girl, who is also very sweet!  She can be very vocal when she wants you to give her attention, and […]
  • Gingerbread is a friendly and sweet boy!  He likes to play with toys, and enjoys being pet. Domestic Shorthair Orange Tiger Male, neutered 10 months old […]
  • Lila is a sweet and calm girl.  She can be a little shy at first, but she warms up when you give her a little time, […]
  • Binx can be a little on the shy side at first, but he shows some interest in toys, and will start to play once you give […]