Later this month, 18 puppies who were quarantined for a parvovirus outbreak at a local rescue, will be adoptable. They have all received a clean bill of health.

The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) quarantined the puppies after numerous complaints were received about puppies who were adopted from this rescue in December started getting sick and dying.

“The OCHD environmental inspection unit and administration department partnered with Toms River Animal Control from the beginning of this investigation and did a terrific job of quickly responding to these complaints and ultimately saving 19 precious puppies. Every day for the last month the puppies have been nursed back to health by the veterinary and shelter staff at the Ocean County Animal Facilities. It was a great team effort,”

—  Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health

For more information, visit Jersey Shore Online