Animal Facility


235 Oak Ave
Toms River, NJ 08755

For Animal Control/Animal Shelter
(732)341-1000 ext 7300

Chief Animal Control Officer: Rich Barbosa
(732)341-1000 ext 7304
rbarbosa@tomsrivertownship.com 

Director of Health & Human Services: Jo Ann Benson
(732)341-1000 ext 8434
jbenson@tomsrivertownship.com

Adoption Application

Directions
We are located behind the Toms River Police Department

at 255 Oak Ave Toms River, NJ 08753.

 

Please call (732) 341-1000 x7300 for further directions.

Office Hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. to 4;00 p.m.
Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hours for Animal Control:

7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays
 

Overview:

The Toms River Animal Control and Services is a municipal shelter serving Toms River Township. We are one of only four remaining municipally-run shelters in New Jersey. The staff at the facility are responsible for all daily operations including administrative, cleaning/feeding all animals, adoptions, reclaims, owner relinquishment's and animal control.

 

Adoptions:

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please contact the shelter directly. E-mails may not be answered on a daily basis. Applications are required when adopting a pet. Applications are held for 24-48 hours for screening. If approved, a fee of $40 is required and no credit cards accepted. If a resident application is approved, a representative will contact applicant and make arrangements to finalize the adoption. We reserve the right to deny any applications for any reason. Any animal adopted is required to be spayed or neutered. The owner will be able to participate in the New Jersey low-cost spay/neuter program. This program entitles each adopter the ability to have their new family member spayed or neutered for $20 at any participating veterinarian. Every adopted animal is always returnable should there be any problem with the adoption. Click here to view a list of our adoptable pets.

If you are interested in any of our animals please fill out an adoption application.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions
Forms, Applications & Downloads

Dear Jim, Tom and the staff at the Toms River Animal Facility,

My husband Trevor and I want to thank you again for giving us this wonderful opportunity of giving Jack his forever home with us. He is such a wonderful boy and he is smiling from ear to ear. Autumn and Jack have bonded so well and Jack is following her lead. They are a perfect match. I have attached some pictures and will continue to keep you posted on Jack. I was so impressed with your facility. Not only is everyone so friendly and professional but everyone is so passionate about helping these animals. I will continue to tell friends and family about our wonderful experience and send them to your facility if they are looking to adopt a pet. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and I will be down to your facility before Christmas to drop off some items on your wishlist.

Thank you again, Jack’s Mom and Dad

We now have a donations account that is strictly used for our facility and animals only. Personal checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Petsmart, Petco, or other pet store gift cards are all always welcomed.

We cannot accept open food or treats.
We currently are not accepting sheets or comforters.

Thanks for your continuing support!

 Click here for Wish List

Cats/Kittens

       YESTERDAYS NEWS BRAND OR ANY PAPER CAT LITTER
NEW & SEALED CAT TREATS/ GREENIES DENTAL TREATS
NEW CAT TOYS-FISHING POLE TYPE,MICE, BALLS, ETC.
NEW CAT BEDS OR SMALL HEATED BEDS
KMR KITTEN FORMULA/ BOTTLES FOR KITTENS
NEW CAT CONDOS/ SCRATCHING POST
NEW HEATING PADS WITH THERMOSTAT
CANNED CAT FOOD 9 LIVES PATE ANY FLAVOR

Shelter Supplies

       URGENT! CLEAN BLANKETS/ TOWELS - NO SHEETS, HAND TOWELS, OR WASHCLOTHS
URGENT! LAVENDER DRYER SHEETS
S
MALL FLEECE THROW BLANKETS
SPONGES/ BRILLO PADS
SCOTCH GUARD PET HAIR REMOVER ROLLERS
THICK PLASTIC TABLECLOTHS

Dogs

           NEW & SEALED DOG TREATS- BEGGIN STRIPS/ NYLABONES (MED. & LARGE) / DURA CHEW/ GREENIES/ EVERLASTING BRANDS
NEW KONGS (MEDIUM & LARGE )
CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
NEW DOG TOYS- SMART TOY IQ FEEDING BALLS, EVERLASTING DOG TREAT BALL MED. & LARGE, ETC., KONGS BRAND, HARD CORE FIREHOSE
NEW DOG BEDS ALL SIZES
NEW OR CLEAN USED CRATES ALL SIZES

Other

       DISPOSABLE CUPS/ PLATES/ FORKS/ KNIVES/ SPOONS
GIFT CARDS-  PETSMART, PETCO, PET VALU, WALGREENS, CVS, SHOPRITE, VISA, MASTERCARD, TARGET, WALMART
NEW SMALL ANIMAL CAGES/ CARRIERS

My name is Colleen Allen and I'm writing to let you know about the amazing experience my family and I had at the Toms River Animal Shelter.

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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
732-341-1000