Animal Facility

On Christmas Eve morning, Laney an 8 year old visited Toms River Animal Facility with her parents Craig and Sharon.  There was a wonderful surprise in store for the animals.

 Laney had a wonderful vision; to collect donations for the animals.  She started out collecting from her room (from her parents), and then braved the cold and sat outside a local pet store with signs asking for donations.  The outcome was unbelievable, from blankets to leashes, to toys and treats; the family truck was filled top to bottom.  The animals had a nice surprise as Laney passed out dog and cat treats and gave some of the kittys extra special holiday love.  The staff spent the better half of the morning happily helping unload and organize all of the donations.  “We cannot thank her enough for all that she has done.  It is refreshing to see children be so selfless and compassionate,” said Jim Bowen Division Manager.   

Jim Bown Toms River Animal Shelter

Thank you so much for taking the time to give our troop a tour of the facility.
Deirdre Pape
Brownie Troop 97

Dear Jim, Claire, Mary, Davey, Helen, Drew, and George and all the volunteers who helped Mommy at the shelter. Here are some pictures of her at her new house. She loves it here and is doing very well. Thank you, for all your help. A big hello to Buster, Bill, and little Buck janice , eugene and MOLLY Brown!!!!!!!


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Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know Allie was adopted today. Her new home has been waiting patiently for her arrival for 3 weeks as she needed to be spayed... They are a retired couple from Egg Harbor City who have owned brittany's and border collies for their entire lives. She will be lavished with love and attention truly what every animal needs. Thanks so much for letting us pull her and bring her into foster care. She was a true delight and we will miss her!!

Dear Mr. Bowen,

Just wanted to write and let you know how wonderful and caring Claire and the staff at the Toms River Shelter are.  I just recently lost our family dog Nicky who is 17years old. The wind one day blew open the gate and he wondered off. Thanks to some caring neighbors animal control was called and he was taken in.  I am so thankful.  I called Claire in the morning about Nicky and I was very upset.  She calmed me down and was very happy to tell me they had Nicky there at the Shelter.  When I went to the shelter to pick up Nicky I was greeted with a warm hello and they were so happy Nicky's owner was found.  I know its only January 12th but Claire and her staff made my year already.  They helped me out to my car which I can't thank them enough because my hands were shaking from being so happy in finding Nicky. I will always remember my new friends at the shelter and they will be in my thoughts and prayers.



Attached is a picture, she was named Bell when she was at the shelter

"Rescuing one dog will not change the world.... But for that dog the world will be forever changed"
Michelle Falkinburg
American Brittany Rescue-NJ

DonationOne autumn day in October 2005 a two year old was getting ready to celebrate her third birthday. The guests arrived with bags and boxes of all sizes for the birthday girl Jillian ( Pictured on left with Jim Bowen). After the party all those bags and boxes got loaded up into the car and were taken to the Toms River Animal Facility. They were bags of dog and cat food, treats and toys, blankets and cat litter. The staff and volunteers at the shelter greeted Jillian with joy and excitement.

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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