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

  • Miss Crabtree is such a beautiful girl, with gorgeous green eyes.  She can be a little on the independent side, and enjoys finding the highest perch […]
  • Gingersnap is a beautiful little kitten.  She is very shy and will need some time to adjust to her new home.  Gingersnap seems more comfortable when […]
  • What a sweet and adorable little boy Walnut is!  He is such a sweetheart, and purrs constantly when you pet him, and he loves to be […]
  • Kumquat is an adorable little boy, who can be a little shy at first.  When he becomes comfortable in his surroundings he will start to show […]
  • Thistle is a shy but sweet little boy.  He will need some time to warm up to his new home.  Thistle loves treats, and shows some […]
  • Arthur is such a playful little guy!  He will play with just about anything, including his own tail or your hair!  Arthur is very sweet, and […]
  • Crumpet is a very sweet and playful little boy!  He purrs non-stop when you are giving him attention!  Crumpet is very active, and rarely ever sits […]
  • Stevie is a nice and calm girl, with beautiful, super soft fur!  She is on the shy and timid side, and will need some time to […]
  • Tara is a gorgeous girl with stunning amber eyes, and beautiful markings.  She is very sweet, and will purr instantly when you pet her.  She just […]
  • Jenni-fur Juniper or “Jenni” for short is a little social butterfly!  She has the most adorable little face!  Jenni is super playful, and will keep you […]
  • Sebastian can be a little shy at first, but he warms up quickly.  He enjoys being pet, and will purr when you give him attention.  Sebastian […]
  • Belford is a very sweet and playful kitty.  He has a really loud purr, and enjoys being pet.  Belford has lots of fun chasing toys around […]
  • Timothy is a sweet and adorable little boy.  He loves to play, and really loves any toy that makes a crinkly sound!  When he is not […]
  • Tiger is a very playful and social boy!  He is very active boy, and loves to play with just about any toy he can!  Tiger loves […]
  • Bob is a shy boy, but he warms up when you give him some time.  He really likes treats, and will start to play with toys […]
  • Gracy is a very shy and timid little girl with the softest fur.  She will need some time to warm up, but when she becomes comfortable, […]
  • Madison is a sweet girl, who can be a little shy at first.  She enjoys being pet, and really seems to like treats.  Madison might need […]
  • Toby is such a handsome boy!  He is very vocal, and will meow at you to get your attention.  Toby loves treats, and enjoys being pet […]
  • Tommy is a very friendly and social boy!  He loves getting lots of attention, and he is super playful!  Tommy’s favorite toy is the fuzzy mouse, […]
  • What an adorable little girl Midnight is!  She is super cuddly, and loves to be held and snuggled.  Midnight has very soft fur, and enjoys being […]