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Cats available for adoption in Ocean County.

Check the media box for photos and descriptions of some of the pets available at the Ocean County Animal Facility. These pets can be adopted at:

The Ocean County Animal Facility:
615 Fremont Ave. (off of Route 547)
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-657-8086

Open Seven Days a Week - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening until 6:30 p.m.

We are closed on holidays.

All of the animals adopted are examined by the facility's veterinarian and receive a rabies shot (if old enough), a distemper shot, a worming/heartworm screening (for dogs), spay or neuter and, in most cases, are microchipped. We have volunteers at the shelter seven days a week ready to help you find the perfect match for your family. 

Adoption Fees:

Dogs: $60
Cats: $55

For other adoption options, check out the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters, Inc. Facebook Album: Cats and Kittens Currently In Foster Homes

These cats and kittens have been rescued from the shelter and put into loving foster homes.

When ready for adoption they will visit PetSmart Toms River, weekends, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unlike our permanent PetSmart kitties, these guys only stay for the weekend in our lovely "freestander" and then go back home with their foster families for the week. If interested in adopting any of these cats please email volaux@yahoo.com.

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salty dog April 28, 2012 at 05:06 PM
keep up the good work phyllis
BettyBoop April 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Actually I this is my 2nd comment in response to the animal shelter posts, I just wanted add one more thing...a family member went to the Pet Smart a few weeks ago and noticed that your facility was there with a few animals on display for adoption, 2 of which were puppies and the volunteer told her that if she was interested in the puppies, all she had to do was go to the shelter the following day and mention the names of the puppies and that she could see them there and fill out an application for adoption. Well the next day we DID go and when we mentioned that we were there to see these 2 particular puppies, all the volunteers at the desk told us to lower our voices and then quietly informed us that nobody was supposed to know that they had puppies at that facility and that there were actually 9 puppies in there at that time ! But that the general public wasn't supposed to know they were there, so we asked if we could SEE the puppy since this other family member had already seen it the day b4 at Pet Smart, and we were ushered over to a manager and at that point we were informed that ALL 9 puppies were already spoken for by various employees at the facility LOL. So if you could please explain why, if all you're going to do is adopt the puppies for yourselves, why were they put on display at Pet Smart?
holyhhh April 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I've had a few really bad experiences with pet adoption agencies as well. They seem like they really want to find homes for their pets, but they are ridiculous to deal with. I have the absolute perfect home for either a dog or cat but I'm so turned off by their "red tape" and rude volunteers who act like I'm some kind of criminal and animal abuser. I just gave up on it--let the damn animals die! I don't need to be treated like that.
i pity the fool April 29, 2012 at 01:11 AM
" let the damn animals die" yeah you sound like a real animal lover. what you are clueless to and because your ass wasnt kissed when you were there is the amount of people who get pets that are meant to be used as bait dogs, or to be resold to animal experiment labs or to nitwits who get them as "easter gifts" and so on. to be able to adopt an animal that has had its shots, even spayed and microchipped for $60 is enough to make the adoption affordable enough to most people. the kind who dont get bothered when asked a few questions.
i pity the fool April 29, 2012 at 01:13 AM
these people volunteer their own time . imagine juggling a job, kids and figuring out how to find free time to do something good and a gem like you walks in
BettyBoop April 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Look, there is no question that the Jackson Animal Shelter is a wonderful facility and that the adoption fees are VERY reasonable compared to other animal shelters in the area, AND to be fair, adopting a pet from them is much, much easier & cheaper then adopting from The Popcorn Park Zoo animal shelter for example, but the issue really is that if they KNEW they had no intention of adopting out those puppies, then why waste everybody's time by bringing them to Pet Smart to be displayed as adoptable pets ? Anyway, just an FYI, it's usually the "Free to good Home" ads that attract the unsavory types, when there is a fee involved, you eliminate some of that garbage.

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