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

  • Loki is a sweet little kitty!  He can be a little shy, but he warms up with time.  Loki loves to play with toys too! Domestic […]
  • Thor is an adorable and sweet little kitten!  He is very playful and loves to play with the feathery mouse toy! Domestic Shorthair Brown Tiger with […]
  • Gris-Gris is a beautiful and super sweet girl.  She is very social and loves attention, and she can be very vocal when she wants you to […]
  • Miles is a super outgoing and social little guy!  He is very playful and active, and loves to play with just about every toy!  Miles can […]
  • Rupert is a sweet little guy who can be very shy at first.  He enjoys being held and pet, and would do best with a family […]
  • Rosina is a beautiful little girl, who can be a little shy at first.  She has super soft fur, and doesn’t mind being held.  She would […]
  • Sadie is a very sweet and loving girl!  She is an active, young girl who would do best with a family that has the time to […]
  • Sadie is a very nice and sweet girl.  She has a lot of energy, and still loves to play too!  Her favorite toys are tennis balls, […]
  • Bella is a shy but sweet girl.  She is a calm kitty, who enjoys being pet.  Bella will need some time to adjust to her new […]
  • Lilly is a sweet little girl, though she can be shy at first.  She will start to show some interest in toys once you give her […]
  • Jada is a beautiful and sweet girl!  She has the most gorgeous green eyes!  Jada is a calm girl, though she does enjoy playing with toys […]
  • Big Boy is such a handsome and sweet boy!  He is a calm and gentle kitty, though he can be a little shy at first.  Big […]
  • Otis is a sweet but very shy boy.  He doesn’t mind being pet, but will need some time to warm up to his new home.  Otis […]
  • Skipper is an active and energetic boy!  He loves to play, especially with tennis balls!  Skipper would do best with active family that can give him […]
  • Tessa is a calm and friendly girl.  She has a very laid back personality, and would make a nice addition for almost any family.  She gets […]
  • Ellie is a very friendly and sweet girl!  She is a calm kitty and enjoys being pet.  Eillie has lived with other cats before and doesn’t […]
  • Stella is a sweet and playful girl!  She is good with the other cats, and is a little social butterfly!  Stella enjoys being pet, and is […]
  • Melvin is a shy but sweet boy.  He likes to snuggle up in his bed, and under his blankets.  Melvin has lived with other cats before […]
  • Theo is a very shy boy, who will need some time to adjust to his new home.  He enjoys snuggling up for naps in warm comfy […]
  • Abbott is an adorable and sweet little guy!  He can be a little on the shy side at first, and may need some time to warm […]