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

  • Casper is a super playful and energetic kitten!  He is very outgoing, and loves to play and get lots of attention! Domestic Shorthair Black and White […]
  • Tara is an extremely playful and energetic little kitten!  She loves to play with just about any toy that she can find, and she is sure […]
  • Marnie and Aggie are two adorable and sweet girls!  The love to snuggle together, but also can be very playful too! Domestic Shorthair Dilute Torti Female, […]
  • Marnie and Aggie are two adorable and sweet girls!  The love to snuggle together, but also can be very playful too! Domestic Shorthair Dilute Torti Female, […]
  • Sawyer is a nice boy, he can be a bit anxious, and will need some time to settle into his new home.  Once you give him […]
  • Buster is a very friendly boy!  He loves when you give him lots of attention, and he is super playful too!  Buster walks nicely on a […]
  • What a beautiful and sweet little girl Kat is!  She enjoys when you give her attention, and will start to purr almost immediately.  Kat likes to […]
  • Rocky is a very friendly and inquisitive boy!  He loves to know what is going on around him, and enjoys sitting at the window seat to […]
  • Tinker Bell is a super sweet kitty who is extremely loveable!  She enjoys getting attention and being pet, and will even roll over for more snuggles […]
  • Peter Pan can be a little on the shy side, but he has the softest fur and enjoys being pet.  Once you give him some time […]
  • Baby is a sweet kitty, who can be a bit shy at first.  Once you give her a little time to warm up she becomes very […]
  • Nugget is a very pretty and sweet girl.  She can be a little on the shy side, and may need some time to warm up. Domestic […]
  • Kali is an energetic and active girl, and she loves to be around people and get lots of attention!  She loves to play with toys, and […]
  • Lavender, DSH, Gray Tiger, Female spayed, 3 years old Lavender is a sweet and laid back girl.  She enjoys getting attention, and likes to play with […]
  • Tiger is a sweet and calm boy!  He has a very mellow and laid back personality and loves when you give him lots of attention!  He […]
  • Thor is a sweet boy, who can be a bit anxious in the shelter environment.  He enjoys playing with squeaky toys, and knows a few commands […]
  • Alex is a sweet and calm boy.  He can be a bit on the shy side, but he warms up with some time.  He loves to […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]