PHOTO GALLERY: “Spring Fling:” A Pet Adoption and Spring Celebration – Barnegat-Ocean Acres, NJ Patch

Pet lovers and their families participated in “Spring Fling,” an annual pet adoption event in Manahawkin on Saturday. Hosted by the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter in both Toms River and in the southern facility at 360 Haywood Road today, the event facilitates community awareness and offers yet another chance for dozens of the shelters’ furry residents to go home for good.

The Southern facility houses approximately 35 dogs at full capacity and between 100 to 130 cats and/or kittens, according to Ocean County Animal Facilities spokesman Brian Lippai. “With kitten season almost in full swing that number will swell,” Lippai said.

The Northern Ocean County Animal Facility receives 4,000 to 5,000 animals per year and can house about 45 dogs at any given time.

“We are usually at full capacity from April to mid-November,” Lippai said.

The animals for adoption are always spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.

Originally posted here: GALLERY: “Spring Fling:” A Pet Adoption and Spring Celebration – Barnegat-Ocean Acres, NJ Patch.