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“there is hope for those who enter here”

The mission of the Jersey Shore Animal Center is to rescuecare for and rehome unwanted, abused, abandoned and sick animals. Our goal is to adopt these special animals to caring and loving forever homes they so richly deserve.
The Jersey Shore Animal Center strives to be a leader in pet adoptions in Ocean, Monmouth and surrounding counties. We also:
  • Advocate for responsible spay/neuter practices & annual vet care
  •  Help educate the community about pet ownership
  •  Work to reunite lost pets with their owners
  •  Provide pet therapy to residents of area nursing homes
  •  Instruct school children in choosing the right pet for their home
  •  Support other animals welfare organizations and rescues
  •  Work to ensure that animal abuse and cruelty are investigated
  • Endeavor to make the Jersey Shore Animal Center a place of refuge, safety, love and kindness for animals awaiting adoption.
  • We receive no federal, state or county funding and we rely on private donors to support our programs and services. The Jersey Shore Animal Center is not affiliated with, nor a partner with any other shelter. We do not receive funds from the Humane Society of the United States, The ASPCA, the New Jersey SPCA or the Associated Humane Society.
The Jersey Shore Animal Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs full and part time personnel. We have an active and dedicated group of more than 80+ volunteers who continue to make our shelter a success.

board of directors

The Jersey Shore Animal Center is governed by a volunteer board of directors that meets on a scheduled quarterly basis. The JSAC is a private, 501-C-3, not for profit organization established in 1981.

President: Amy Delaney
President Emeritus: Rosemary Todino
Vice President: Barbara Wingel 
Secretary: Joan Mackiewicz
Treasurer: Jean Donaghue-Simon

Glenn Behan, DVM
Laurie Fasinski
Stacie Brustman, Esq.


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We wish to acknowledge the following foundations and organiztions that have generously supported us over the years. It is only through their grants or donations that we are able to make equipment and office purchases or fund a special one-time project.

Todino Family Foundation, Investor’s Bank Foundation, The Provident Back Foundation, The Shelter, Inc, The Humane Society of the United States, PetSmart Foundation, Petco Foundation, The Wilkerson Trust, The Corzowski Schamann Foundation, The Rotary Club of Brick Morning, The Hecht Family Foundation, The Sambol Family Foundation, The James Verhalen Family Foundation, The Joan Delanis Foundation, Service Club of Greenbriar, Veterans Middle School Chorus Concert and Band, Ocean County Vo Tech Schools, Ocean County College

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