JACKSON - The Ocean County Health Department, which operates shelters in Jackson and Stafford townships, will waive the adoption fees on any senior pet or any pet that's been homeless since before Christmas.

The shelters will waive the adoption fees until Feb 20.

"These homeless pets have been patiently waiting for a new home at one of our shelters," said shelter manager Brian Lippai.

All of the animals available for adoption have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped.

The Northern Ocean County Animal Facility is located at 615 Freemont Ave., Jackson Township and the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility is located at 360 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

Adoption hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily and until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. For more information about this special adoption event, please call 732-657-8086 or 609-978-0127.