Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter

Our mission is to assist and reduce the population of homeless companion animals in Southern Ocean County, and to promote shelter pet adoptions through publicity and public relations. We are a rescue organization that not only assists the Manahawkin Shelter but we also rescue homeless cats & kittens. We are active with TNR and maintaining feral cat communities.  To reach us go to our contact page: Contact Us 

The Manahawkin Shelter is open daily (except holidays) from 1 – 4pm. For more information about the Manahawkin Shelter go to 

The Manahawkin Shelter will be closed TEMPORARILY on 2/22/23 for renovations.  THE BARNEGAT FACILITY WILL BE OPEN for all shelter business, including adoptions, surrenders and re-claims, beginning on 2/24/23.  Hours will be daily 1 – 4pm (except holidays).   The facility is located at 20 Collinstown Road in Barnegat.  732-341-9700 x7780.

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