Animal Control & Services

Animal Facility

We are open to the public for adoptions by appointment only everyday from 1pm-4pm. We highly suggest you check out our available animals on to see if there is anything you are interested in. Please wear a face mask upon entering the building. 

Our vestibule will be open from 1pm-4pm to drop off donations. Donations may also be left outside, we will be monitoring and bringing them in.

If the door is locked and you need further assistance,  please call us at 732-341-1000 ext. 8450.


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
  • Adoptions
  • Animal control
  • Cleaning/feeding all animals
  • Owner relinquishment’s
  • Reclaims

Wild Turkey**Please see informational pamphlet from the Animal Protection League of New Jersey regarding wild turkeys. 

What to do about wild turkeys