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

  • Archer is a very sweet and social kitty!  He is super playful and active and would make a wonderful companion! Domestic Shorthair Orange Tiger with White […]
  • Maya is an outgoing and playful kitty!  She can be very talkative when she wants to get you attention too! Domestic Shorthair Gray Tiger Female, spayed […]
  • Sawyer is such a cutie!  He is very friendly and outgoing, and loves to play too! Domestic Shorthair Brown Tiger with White Male, neutered 5 months […]
  • Bruno is a super sweet boy with the loudest purr!  He loves attention, and is very playful too! Domestic Shorthair Orange Tabby Male, neutered Kitten Bruno […]
  • Spider is an adorable and sweet little boy!  He is very playful and enjoys playing with just about any toy! Domestic Shorthair Black Male, neutered Kitten […]
  • Katara is a super sweet little kitten!  She loves to play with just about any toy, and enjoys running around and playing with the other kittens! […]
  • Chestnut is so cute and adorable!  She can be a little shy at first, and may need some time to warm up, but once you give […]
  • Daisy is a friendly girl who enjoys getting lots of attention and pets!  She loves to go for walks and play with toys, she will even […]
  • Thor is a friendly and social boy that is so excited to meet everyone!  He has a lot of energy, enjoys going for walks, and would […]
  • Rowena is a super playful kitty!  She is very active and likes to stay busy!  Rowena enjoys playing with just about any toy, and enjoys being […]
  • King is a friendly and calm boy.  He has a very laid back and relaxed personality and would make a wonderful companion!  King prefers to be […]
  • Dora can be a little unsure of new people and places at first, but she warms up quickly when you give her a little time.  She […]
  • Cheeze-It is a very friendly and playful kitty!  She enjoys being pet and getting lots of attention, though she prefers not to be picked up. Domestic […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]