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

  • Fuji is a mellow and friendly girl. She can be a little shy at first, but will play with feather wand toys. She enjoys being pet […]
  • Billy Bob is friendly, and can be vocal when he wants to get your attention!  He can get a little overstimulated and will let you know […]
  • Oreo is a sweetheart, and even though she can be a little shy at first she enjoys being pet and will come to you for attention […]
  • Noah is a sweet kitty who can be a little on the shy side.  He likes to be pet, and enjoys treats.  Noah loves to cuddle […]
  • Allie is a beautiful girl with gorgeous calico markings.  She likes to snuggle up in kitty cubes and tunnels, and enjoys cuddling up with her house-mate, […]
  • Charlie is a sweet boy who can be very shy at first.  He enjoys snuggling up with his house-mate, Allie, and he would probably do better […]
  • Charlie is a beautiful and sweet girl, with gorgeous calico markings.  She has super soft fur, and likes to be pet.  Charlie can be a little […]
  • Peeka is a calm and sweet girl.  She can be a little shy at first, and will need some time to warm up to her new […]
  • Blanket is a very sweet and calm girl.  Her favorite thing is to just lay next to you and receive lots of attention!  Blanket would make […]
  • 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 […]