Animal Shelters and Adoptions

ANIMAL FACILITIES

 

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

  • Bunny is a super active and playful girl! She has a lot of energy, and enjoys playing with just about every kind of toy! After she […]
  • Agatha is a sweet and playful little kitten! She enjoys chasing balls and toy mice, and plays nicely with other kittens. Beautiful little Agatha would make […]
  • Titan is a well behaved boy, who really loves to be around people. Titan loves to go on walks, and would do best with an active […]
  • Jack-O-Lantern is a sweet little kitten with a big personality! He is super playful, and has a lot of energy! He would make a nice addition […]
  • Casper is a sweet and affectionate boy. He loves attention, and he loves to play. Casper would do best in a home with a family that […]
  • Raleigh is a loving and friendly girl! She loves to be around people, and has a lot of energy! Raleigh prefers to be the only pet […]
  • Caroline is an adorable and active little girl! She loves to run and play with the other kittens, and gets along well with the other cats. […]
  • Chloe is an adorable and sweet little kitten! She loves to run around and play with the other kittens, and she would make a wonderful addition […]
  • Lucy is a sweet and calm, beautiful kitty! She is a quiet girl who would do best in a calm home, where she could spend her […]
  • Parker is a friendly boy who loves attention! He is an active guy, who loves to play! Parker needs a home where he can be the […]
  • Russell is a young and active boy who has a lot of energy! He is super playful and loves to play with any type of toy! […]