Animal Shelter

The Toms River Animal Shelter is always looking for an extra hand to help care for the animals. To volunteer you must at least 18-years-old and complete all requirements on application, which can be filled out at the facility. Duties include dog walking, inside cat care, general cleaning outside and outside maintenance. After your application is reviewed, you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator.

We do not have a vet on staff; therefore we cannot provide this service. However, we can refer to East Coast Spay and Neuter Clinic in Toms River. (732) 929-9449. Please contact the facility at (732) 929-9449 for both prices and directions. Northern Ocean County Animal Facility in Jackson also offers periodic low-cost clinics. Please contact the facility at (732) 657-8086 to for low-cost clinic dates and directions.

If you should lose your pet, act quickly. Call all local shelters and veterinarians and post signs as soon as possible. When you call the shelters, you can file a lost report or visit the shelters in person since it is often difficult to "describe" most animals over the phone. Remember to license your pets and keep collar tags on them for immediate identification in the case they are lost. If your pet has been turned in to our shelter, the licensed owner will be charged a $16 imppound fee and $4 per day thereafter and until they are claimed by rightful owner.
Residents can register their pet at Toms River Board of Health, located in Town Hall, 33 Washington St. Please be aware since 1991, Toms River Township has required all cats and dogs be licensed like many other municipalities. Cats and dogs require a current rabies shot to be licensed. This licensing protects you, your friends and family, and your pet. For further information, call the Toms River Board of Health at (732) 341-1000, ext. 8400 during township business hours.



Wish List

We now have a donations account that is strictly used for our facility and animals only. Personal checks, cash, and visa or MasterCard gift cards

are all always welcomed.

Thanks for your continuing support!





KMR formula




Carriers/cardboard carriers

Kitten Chow

Cat condos

Cat beds




Shelter Supplies

Petsmart/Petco gift cards

Hand soap

Hand sanitizer

Clean rugs/blankets/towels

Paper towels

Lysol disinfectant spray

Rubber/latex gloves








Dog Treats


Brushes/grooming tools

Pooper scoopers


Dog beds



Creamy Peanut Butter



Shelter Supplies

Plastic utensils

Plastic cups

Coffee cups

Cases bottled water

Photo paper


Scotch-Brite pet hair remover sticky rollers









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