Local Pets Need Good Homes

Sunny (Photo courtesy Calling All Cats)

JERSEY SHORE – Sunny is a beautiful female kitty searching for her forever home. She is a love bug who loves cuddles and gets along with other cats.

  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.

  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.


Rick is a four-year-old domestic long hair and we mean luxurious, long hair. He loves shoelaces and being out of his cage and is looking for a cat-savvy home with adults.

Rick (Photo courtesy Jersey Shore Animal Center)

  You can view this pet and more at jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org.

  The mission of the Jersey Shore Animal Center is to rescue and care for unwanted, abused, and sick animals. Our goal is to adopt these special animals to caring and loving forever homes they so richly deserve. 

  The shelter is open for tours (facemasks required) Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  The office hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They are located at 185 Brick Boulevard and can be reached at 732-920-1600.

LJ (Photo courtesy MCSPCA)

  Lucky Joe is a 2-year-young mixed breed waiting at our Eatontown shelter for his forever home. Lucky Joe is a playful and friendly boy who loves going for walks and rolling around in the cool grass.

  LJ is heartworm+ and will get his treatments with our shelter until they’re complete! Heartworm is NOT contagious to other pets but since his activity level must remain low during treatments, he will need to be the only pet at this time.

  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 open to the public. Feline/exotic animal adopters should make an appointment. Dog adopters are by walk-in only.

  They are open Tuesday through Sunday at noon and are located at 260 Wall Street in Eatontown. They can be reached at 732-542-0040.

Gilligan (Photo courtesy AHS)

  Gilligan is a 3-year-old lab mix that would love his very own home to spend his life in. He came to us with many other dogs from a rescue that took them from the Bahamas.

  Gilligan was heartworm positive when he arrived, so we’ve treated it but he will need to remain calm and have his exercise restricted for the next couple of months while the heartworms die off. After that, he’s free to romp, roam, and play like any other dog, and he’s sure looking forward to that!

  Gilligan is a playful, lovable dog that makes friends with people so easily. Although he loves people, he flattens out and is scared when someone raises a hand over his head, so a home with no young kids is best for Gilligan. We don’t know if he’s ever had a home but he is very gentle and good-natured. He needs some leash-walking training but he’s a fast learner. Gilligan is ok to meet other larger dogs and see how it goes. He’ll bring lots of fun and happiness to a good family.

  This animal is currently living in the Associated Humane Society shelter at the Popcorn Park Zoo. Call 609-693-1900 or email: office@ahsppz.org for an adoption application.

Bebe (Photo by Chris Lundy)

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

  She has some special needs and is looking for the right kind of caregiver.

  The shelter is located at 34 Main Street (Route 9), Suite 1B. The shelter adheres to COVID-19 restrictions and is run by the group called Lawyers In Defense of Animals. They can be reached at 908-910-2522, or on Facebook at /lidarescue and on Instagram @lida_rescue.