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

 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

  • Kimba can be shy at first but becomes very playful once he warms up.  He will run around the room and play with his toys!  Kimba […]
  • Tigger is a super playful kitty!  He loves to dart around the room and play with toys!  Tigger loves treats, and doesn’t mind being held and […]
  • Luke is a curious and adventurous little guy!  He is very playful and active, and loves to climb and explore his surroundings. Domestic Shorthair Gray and […]
  • Mark is a friendly boy who enjoys lounging and stretching out on his bed.  He likes to be pet, and will also play with toys too! […]
  • Mathew is a super snuggly boy, and will reach out to you for even more pets and attention!  He loves treats too!  Mathew seems more comfortable […]
  • Shy Girl is very sweet and loves to be pet.  She really enjoys treats, and will even play with toys when she is in a playful […]
  • Jolene is a very shy and timid little girl.  She is frightened of loud noises and fast movements, and will need time to adjust to her […]
  • Severus is a very sweet and outgoing kitten!  She is super playful and has endless amounts of energy!  Severus will purr the second she sees you, […]
  • Louie is a handsome and friendly boy.  He loves attention, and is very inquisitive about his surroundings.  When he is not too busy checking out everything […]
  • Lex is sweet and shy kitty.  He has the sweetest little meow, and enjoys being held snuggly in your arms.  Lex will need some time to […]
  • Mia is a gorgeous girl with beautiful markings and the most captivating bright green eyes!  She is super sweet and will rub up against you for […]
  • Boots is a social and playful little boy!  He is very sweet, and will purr when you start petting him!  Boots loves kitty treats, and will […]
  • Diego is a very sweet and playful kitten, with the most adorable little face!  He loves to play with toys, especially the fuzzy mice toy! Domestic […]
  • Anthony can be a little on the shy side at first, but will play with toys once he becomes comfortable in his environment.  He might do […]
  • Baby can be very shy at first, but he enjoys being pet and will even start to purr after a while.  Baby is very unsure of […]
  • Lena is a ball of energy!  She can be very vocal when she wants to grab your attention!  She has so much fun running around and […]
  • Sirius is an adorable little girl!  She is very playful and has a lot of energy!  Her favorite toys are those that hang on strings that […]
  • Ann is a petite and adorable little kitten!  She is a little timid at first, but warms up quickly.  Ann loves to play with toys, especially […]
  • Greta is so very sweet.  She is a very playful little kitten, and loves to play with just about any toy.  However, her favorite game is […]
  • Lulu is a very sweet and playful girl!  She loves to play, especially with feather wand toys!  Lulu enjoys attention, and is very talkative too! Domestic […]