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Rich and Smooth (Photo courtesy of AHS)

JERSEY SHORE – Several adorable pets are ready to be adopted.

These two guinea pigs live in the Associated Humane Society shelter at the Popcorn Park Zoo. Call 609-693-1900 or email: to obtain an adoption application.

“Rico and Suave are two of the sweetest guinea pigs! The children are around two years old and came to us when their owner became ill and could no longer care for them. Rico (black and brown) and Suave (orange and white) are a little nervous when they meet someone new, but once they’ve had a minute to see you and calm down, they’re as sweet as can be. They are curious and outgoing, and also friendly. They both enjoy attracting attention and moving around to check things out. They are very close to each other, so they will need a home where they can stay together forever.”

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Philip (Photo courtesy of the Jersey Shore Animal Center)

Philip has been in the shelter for a while and is ready to go to a good home.

“I am one year old and I am a good boy. I’m super smart and energetic, so I hope to find a friend who likes to play and go on adventures. My friends say that I am more suitable for children over 12 years old and I need a fenced yard. Please hurry up to come see me. I have been here for a long time.

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The mission of the Jersey Shore Animal Center is to rescue and care for unwanted, abused and sick animals. Our goal is to adopt these special animals to care for and love forever homes that they so richly deserve.

The shelter is open for visitors (masks required) Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm They are located at 185 Brick Boulevard and can be reached at 732-920-1600.

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Jim Bob (Photo courtesy of MCSPCA)

Jim Bob the cat was sick when he first arrived at the MCSPCA. He stayed in a foster home with a vet tech and is now old enough to be adopted.

He is seven months old, likes other cats and is in great shape. At first, he was scared and avoided being touched, but now he’s a “love bug who can’t get enough cuddles.”

The MCSPCA only does in-person adoptions (bring all family members). You will be asked to complete an adoption survey and speak with an adoption counselor to help you find your perfect match.

They are open to the public. Feline/exotic animal adopters must make an appointment. Dog adopters can only enter without an appointment.

They are open Tuesday through Sunday at noon and are located at 260 Wall Street in Eatontown. They can be reached at 732-542-0040.

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Ricky Bobby (Photo courtesy of Calling All Cats)

Calling All Cats is a cat rescue group made up of volunteers, some of whom work in a spay and neuter clinic. People left unwanted cats behind. As a group they save the babies who are left alone, the countless mothers who have had numerous litters and those who are losing or have lost their homes.

Ricky Bobby was disposed of by his previous owner and now needs a forever home. He is approximately five years old, neutered and up to date with his medical exams. He gets along very well with other cats, but they don’t know about dogs.

To help reduce the feline population humanely, they spay and neuter feral cats and then find homes for the friendly adults and kittens that have hatched. The rescue works very hard to find the best homes for cats of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. While these cats wait, they are cared for in safe, loving and caring foster homes.

To start the application process, visit Calling all cats on Facebook.

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Photo by Chris Lundy

Three new cats have arrived at the shelter in downtown Toms River. The one shown here is so new that it doesn’t even have a name yet. But he probably won’t stay long. She is extremely sociable and curls up to have her picture taken within two minutes of meeting the photographer. She is an eight year old girl.

She lives in an adoption center with a free cat playroom that is open in downtown Toms River on Sundays from 1-4pm and Fridays from 6-8pm and also by appointment.

They are located at 34 Main Street (Route 9), Suite 1B. The shelter adheres to COVID-19 restrictions and is run by the group called Lawyers in Defense of Animals. You can reach them at 908-910-2522, or at Facebook at /lidarescue and in Instagram @lida_rescue.