95 W. Veterans Hwy, Jackson, NJ 08527 Tel # 732-928-1200

Division of
Animal Control

Robin Staley, Animal Control Officer

65 Don Connor Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527 
Phone: 732-928-5780                                            FREE RABIES CLINIC-CANCELLED
  732-928-1200 X1296  
Fax: 732-833-0603  

Get Your License!

Get a License & Wear Your Tag! It Will Aid Animal Control and The Police Dept. in Getting you home safely.

All Dog Licenses Are Renewable In January. click here for the application form.

  Animal Cruelty/Animal Abuse

"All cases of Animal Cruelty must be reported to law enforcement, not Animal Control, as per NJ 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 NJ Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health. Those reports may be made the following ways:

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
phone: 1-609-671-6400
fax: 1-609-671-6413
official complaint form: click here


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, located at 615 Freemont Ave. in Jackson, just off of  South Hope Chapel Road. Cat and Dog food both Wet and Dry, Kitten & Puppy milk Replacer, Blankets & Towels, Bleach, Kitty Litter, Heating pads, Dog Crates & Cat Carriers & 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 1:00pm to 4:oopm.

If you really want to feel good… go to the shelter any day between 1:00pm and 4:00pm 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:
Freemont Ave. off South Hope Chapel Road in Jackson
Tel. Phone # 732-657-8086 


Special Announcement

The Ocean County Animal Facility at 615 Freemont Ave, Jackson, NJ, 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, 609-978-0127. Any questions, please feel free to contact Jackson Animal Control at 732-928-5780.

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About Jackson Township

During 1994, we celebrated the 150th year of Jackson's existence as an incorporated municipality in the State of New Jersey. As the handwritten Legislative Act reads, "Having been three times read in the Council (the State Senate) on February 29, 1844,"