The Ocean County Health Department is hoping to help you find the love of your life this Valentine’s Day.  Public Information Officer Leslie Terjesen says volunteers at the County’s two animal shelters located in Jackson Township and Manahawkin are hoping to connect you to the perfect dog or cat.

Terjesen says starting today, February 14th until Sunday February 19th, they’re having a Valentines Special. “You can adopt any senior pet or other select pets for free. These pets have been waiting for a new home and they have a great starter kit full of treats and other pet goodies.”

Terjesen says all the animals have been given the clean bill of health by Veterinarians, they’ve vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed and neutered. She adds volunteers have gathered extensive details about each animal to help insure they’re the perfect match for you.

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

Adoption hours are 1:00 to 4:00 pm daily and until 6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings. For more information about this special adoption event, please call 732-657-8086 (Jackson) or 609-978-0127(Manahawkin). Or get more information at