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(Toms River) - The Ocean County Animal Facilities are participating in the 5th annual “Clear the Shelters” national adoption event that will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1pm until 4pm at their facilities located at 615 Freemont Street in Jackson and 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin.

“This is a fantastic event that we look forward to participating in every summer,” explains Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “The Clear the Shelter event has been a success every year and we look forward once again to finding good, loving homes for all the wonderful pets we have available for adoption at both facilities." 

The goal of the Clear the Shelter event is simple; Try to match as many cats, kittens, dogs and puppies with responsible pet lovers who are serious about giving a shelter pet a second chance. The last two years were a big success at the animal facilities, with more than 70 pets finding permanent loving homes.

It's really special to see how the community supports this event. So many people tell us they keep this event in mind when they've been seriously looking to find a special pet to add to their family,” says Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator.  “It's been another busy summer so there will be plenty of kittens, cats and dogs to choose from."

Adoption fees will be reduced to half off on all pets. Every dog and cat adopted from the Ocean County Animal Facilities receives a veterinary exam, age appropriate vaccinations, is spayed/neutered, and microchipped. Every one that adopts a pet will also receive a free goodie bag stuffed with treats and toys.

 “We have a large variety of kittens and cats that are just adorable. Our dogs come in a variety of breeds, sizes and ages," shares Brian Lippai, OCHD Public Information Officer. "The Ocean County Health Department encourages responsible pet ownership and we like to discourage people from buying from puppy mills. There's nothing quite like a shelter pet"

The Clear the Shelter event will be hosted by the two Ocean County Animal Facilities, operated under the care of the Ocean County Health Department: the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050 and the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 615 Freemont Avenue in Jackson, New Jersey 08527.

For more information on “Clear the Shelters” or the Ocean County Animal Facilities, call 732-657-8086 or 609-978-0127, or check out the Ocean County Health Department website at or follow us on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like us on Facebook. Also, please check out our new website at, to access and learn more about our Public Health is You Too! campaign to help equip you to take simple steps to improve y