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Our Featured Jackson, NJ Partner:

The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc.

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Our cat/kittens come from the Ocean County Animal Facility North in Jackson, NJ. We have an adoptioin center located in PetSmart TomsRiver.

About Our Rescue Group:

The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters, Inc. is a non-profit organization run solely by dedicated volunteers committed to helping shelter animals. Our mission is to increase adoptions and decrease euthanization at the Northern Ocean County Animal Shelter in Jackson. A large part of our adoptions are done at off-site locations, staffed solely by volunteers. These locations have enabled us to place many animals in loving homes.

Foster families for cats and kittens and Petsmart adoption volunteers are currently needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please email If you would like to make a donation, we are a 501(c) 3 corporation and listed as a charitable organization. Your donation is tax deductable. Please address your donation to The Volunteer Auxiliary PO BOX 1432 Bennetts Mills Rd. Jackson New Jersey 08527. Your donations give sick, injured and homeless animals a chance. If you would like to donate items we are in need of kitten milk replacement (KMR brand), dry/wet cat food, cat beds.

Come Meet our Pets:

Petsmart Toms River has graciously provided us a room to house cats that we have for adoption. While the cats can be viewed during store hours and applications may be left at anytime, most adoptions are done on Saturdays and Sundays. However, appointments may be arranged during the week. Additional cats/kittens who are in foster care visit petsmart every weekend on a rotating basis. Adoption hours are 10 - 2 on Saturday & 11 - 3 on Sunday. Store Location: 1232 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

Our Adoption Process:

We require all potential adopters to fill out an adoption application, please be sure to provide a vet reference. All cats/kittens are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, luk/aids negative.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.