Ocean County’s 11th Annual Fall Furfest

Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, announced that excitement is brewing for the upcoming 11th Annual Fall Furfest to be held on October 27, 2018 at the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Freeholder Director Little offers that “the Annual Furfest is an excellent opportunity for Ocean County residents to come out and enjoy a fun afternoon while also experiencing all our animal facility has to offer.”

The Ocean County Health Department operates two animal facilities, the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility in Jackson at 615 Freemont Avenue and the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility in Manahawkin at 360 Haywood Road.

According to Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Daniel E. Regenye, there were 1,379 adoptions of cats and dogs last year and nearly 1,026 this year to date.  “Pets which are found as strays, or which are surrendered to our shelters, are anxious and deserving to find new forever homes.”

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“Events such as Furfest highlight not just the animals up for adoption but the tremendous work our shelter employees and volunteer organizations do in effort to find homes for these wonderful pets,” according to Regenye.

This year’s event will include many fun activities and surprises, capped off with an astounding parade of pets wearing their finest costumes which will be judged prior to the award of prizes.

There will be a variety of categories, such as scariest, cutest, funniest, most original and best in show. In addition, there will also be giveaways, baskets and much more.

All residents are encouraged to either participate or join as spectators for an event unlike any other.

The parade begins at 1:30 p.m.