TOMS RIVER – Get matched with the perfect furry friend to add to your family at this year’s Clear the Shelters national adoption event!
On August 17, the 5th annual event will take place at the Ocean County Animal Facilities in Jackson and Manahawkin, 1-4 p.m.
“This is a fantastic event that we look forward to participating in every summer,” said 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.”
Clear the Shelters is an annual event that aims to find loving fur-ever homes for as many animals as possible by matching cats, kittens, dogs and puppies with responsible, serious pet owners. In the last two years, Clear the Shelters help over 70 pets find 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,” said 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 half the price on all pets during the event.
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,” said 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 Ocean County Animal Facilities are located at 615 Freemont Street in Jackson and 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin.
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 ochd.org.