OCEAN COUNTY – The 4th annual “Clear the Shelters” national adoption event will be held on August 18, 1-4 p.m. at both Ocean County Animal Shelters in Manahawkin and Jackson.
“Clear the Shelters” is a nationwide event put on by hundreds of shelters all across the country. Last year saw the adoption of over tan 80,000 dogs and cats.
“This event is the perfect opportunity to help a dog or cat in need find a loving, forever home,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “If you or someone you know have been thinking about adding a dog or cat to the family, nothing is more rewarding than rescuing a shelter pet.”
The annual event has seen over 150,000 animals adopted since 2015.
“Our goal is to find homes for as many dogs and cats as possible during this special one day adoption event,” said Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator. “We’re in the midst of our busy season and have a bumper crop of kittens along with many other sweet, adult cats and dogs ready for a second chance.”
During the event, all adoption fees will be waived and every dog and cat adopted will receive a veterinary exam, age appropriate vaccinations, is spayed/neutered, and microchipped.
If you’re interested in adopting an animal, take part in the event at one of the two Ocean County locations: the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin, and the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility located at 615 Freemont Avenue in Jackson.
“We have a wide variety of lovable cats and dogs available for adoption. From all sizes, ages, and breeds, we have a pet suited for everyone,” said Brian Rumpf, Director of Administration for the Ocean County Health Department. “Every year hundreds of pets are adopted from the Ocean County Animal Facilities and there’s nothing better than seeing the joy and happiness these wonderful animals bring to their new families.”
For more information, call 732-657-8086 or 609-978-0127 or visit the Ocean County Health Department website at ochd.org.