Local Animals Ready For Adoption

Kittens like these are available at the adoption center in downtown Toms River. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

  JERSEY SHORE – Local shelters and adoption centers have plenty of pets ready for your home.

  Peach is between 1 and 2 years old and is 55 pounds. Her and others like her are available at the Jersey Shore Animal Center.

  Peach was a stray in South Carolina who wound up in an overcrowded shelter. She is high energy and needs an active home. Children 12 and older OK. She’s very friendly to all humans she meets and seems dog friendly as well. A pre-registered obedience class is required.

  You can view this pet and more at jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org. They are located at 185 Brick Boulevard and can be reached at 732-920-1600.

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Peach is between 1 and 2 years old and is 55 pounds. Her and others like her are available at the Jersey Shore Animal Center.

  An adoption center with a free roaming cat playroom is open in downtown Toms River on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and on Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and also by appointment.

  Three kittens are among the newest that have joined the group. There are also adult and senior cats.

  They are located at 34 Main Street (Route 9), Suite 1B. The adoption center is run by the group called Lawyers In Defense of Animals. They can be reached at 908-910-2522, or on Facebook at /lidarescue.

Mittens is cuddly, but has been waiting for a new home for a year. (Photo courtesy Calling All Cats)

Mittens is cuddly, but has been waiting for a new home for a year.

  Calling All Cats is a cat rescue group made up of volunteers, some of whom work at a spay and neuter clinic. People would drop off unwanted cats. As a group, they save the babies that are left alone, the countless mothers that have had numerous litters and those that are losing or have lost their home.

  The cat pictured is named Mittens and has been waiting for a home since her family moved without her last summer. She has no behavioral issues but needs to be the only cat in the home.

  To help humanely lower the feline population, they spay and neuter feral cats and then find homes for the friendly adults and the offspring that have been born. The rescue works extremely hard to find the best homes for cats of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. While these cats wait, they are cared for in safe, loving, and nurturing foster homes

  To start the application process, visit Calling All Cats on Facebook.

Cats and dogs like Doug (pictured) are available for adoption from the Monmouth County SPCA. (Photo courtesy MCSPCA)

  Cats and dogs like Doug (pictured) are available for adoption from the Monmouth County SPCA.

  Doug is housebroken, great on walks and great for snuggling. He came in as a stray in fall, was fostered, and is now at the shelter. He is around 6 years old.

  The MCSPCA only does adoptions in person (please bring all family members). They will ask you to fill out an Adoption Survey and speak with an Adoption Counselor to help find your perfect match.

  They are located at 260 Wall Street in Eatontown. They can be reached at 732-542-0040

Jojo rabbit has quite a personality. (Photo courtesy AHS)

  The Associated Humane Society shelter at the Popcorn Park Zoo has pets available for adoption.

  They have plenty of dogs and cats, and they also have a 9 month old bunny named Jojo, who is described as “ridiculously outgoing and curious.” She was turned in by her owner due to someone in her home being allergic to her.

  She doesn’t seem to be used to getting held, but she does enjoy attention. She will use a litter box if it’s available.

  Call 609-693-1900, visit ahscares.org/forked-river-adoptables/ or email: office@ahsppz.org for an adoption application.