Free Rabies Vaccinations

The Ocean County Health Department operates free rabies clinics throughout the county in various municipalities. You can call 732-341-9700 to request information on dates, times and locations. You may also choose to call the municipal building or town hall of your locality for information. Additionally, vaccinations are available to the public for both dogs and cats at the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility. The shots are available on the second and fourth Wednesday at the Southern Facility. The vaccinations are given between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. You must call and make an appointment for your animal.

Southern Facility
360 Haywood Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Available at Tractor Supply, Little Egg Harbor, NJ on Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. The program is called Affordable Preventative Vet Clinic. Please check

Humane Society of Atlantic County (Dogs & Cats)
1401 Absecon Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Veterinary Services (609) 348-8076

Animal Welfare Association (Dogs & Cats)
Voorhees, NJ

Spay and Neuter

The Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter do not provide spay and neuter services or financial support for these services to individuals and their household pets. Our work is directed to homeless companion animals. Animals adopted from the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter or our adoption centers at PetSmart are all spayed and neutered prior to adoption.

Spay and Neutering pets does help to control the animal population as well as reduce homelessness and euthanasia. But more importantly, spay and neuter helps to maintain a healthy pet and avert the risk of certain cancers and unwanted behaviors like spraying, roaming and fighting.

Here are some references for your personal investigation:

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics in the Region

East Coast Spay/Neuter Clinic
918 Hazelwood Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Monmouth County SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic
260 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Humane Society of Atlantic County (Dogs & Cats)
1401 Absecon Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
Veterinary Services
(609) 348-8076
Email for more information:

Animal Welfare Association (Dogs & Cats)
Voorhees, NJ

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Pet Overpopulation Control Fund
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 089625
Call or visit for details:

People for Animals: Spay and Neuter Clinic and Rescue
Partnership between the non-profit and Petco.
More information at the website

Spay USA
Call toll free 800-248-7729 Hours: 9am to 4:30pm EST

The State of New Jersey supports Animal Population Control through the Animal Friendly License Plate Program and the Animal Population Control Tax Check-off Option on your state tax filing.

You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at one of the participating veterinary hospitals. But you must meet requirements.  The cost is $20.

  • Are a New Jersey resident
  • Adopted the animal from an eligible licensed New Jersey shelter; municipal, county or regional pound, a NJ holding or impound facility that contracts with NJ municipalities; or a non-profit NJ animal adoption referral agency.
  • Have licensed your dog (not required for cats) in your municipality.

Spay or Neuter your dog or cat for $10.00 if you receive any of the following:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • General Public Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Lifeline Utility Credit
  • Tenants Lifeline Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled

You must show the vet your ID card.

To find the Participating Veterinary Hospitals and Registered Animal Rescue Organizations and Licensed Shelters and Pounds required for this program, visit the website NJ Health – Veterinary Public Health.  Then call the vet for more information and an appointment.


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