Animal Control

Get Yoicense-Application/jackson/NJ/7305/0ur License

Get a license and wear your tag! It will aid animal control and the police department in getting you home safely.

All dog licenses are renewable in January.

Animal Cruelty/Animal Abuse

All cases of Animal Cruelty must be reported to law enforcement, not Animal Control, as per New Jersey State Law. If reporting cases of Animal Cruelty, please contact the Jackson Police Department at 732-928-1111.

For allegations of Livestock Abuse, reports shall be made to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health. Those reports may be made the following ways:

Animal Shelter

Your local shelter is always in need of donations. The following is a wish list, you can drop off all donations at Code Enforcement’s Office (trailer behind the old Library) or at the shelter itself. 

Accepted Donations

  • Blankets and towels
  • Bleach
  • Cat and dog food both wet and dry
  • Cat carriers
  • Dog crates
  • Heating pads
  • Kitten and puppy milk replacer
  • Kitty litter
  • Toys

And most of all some caring homes to adopt these Wonderful bundles of unconditional love.

We would like to remind everyone that the Ocean County Animal Facility is located right here in Jackson. If you are missing a pet and you cannot reach the Animal Control Office, you can call the facility between the hours of 1 to 4 pm.

Adopting Animals

If you really want to feel good, go to the shelter any day between 1 and 4 pm and adopt one of the many dogs and cats needing a good home. Most of these animals have been abandoned by their owners and would appreciate the new home and love you could offer them.

Ocean County Animal Facility is located at:
615 Freemont Avenue
Jackson, NJ 08527

Phone: 732-657-8086

Special Announcement

The Ocean County Animal Facility will be closing for repairs from February 2020 to April 2020. Jackson Animal Control will not be trapping any cats at this time. We will only trap for emergency situations such as injured or sick. 

All pets that are picked up will be transported to the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility located at:
360 Hay Road
Manahawkin, NJ, 08050

Phone: 609-978-0127. 

Any questions, please feel free to contact Jackson Animal Control at 732-928-5780.