The Town provides shelter for misplaced or lost domestic animals at its impound facility until the rightful owner can be found. If no one comes forward for the animal after seven days, the animal is typically placed for adoption. If you have lost your pet, please contact the Health Department or the Police dispatch after hours.
Before reclaiming your pet you must obtain a release from the Health Department, and pay any required fees. If your dog or cat is not licensed you must do so before it can be released, and pay any associated license and late fees as required.
There is a $25 fee plus up to $20 for dogs or $15 for cats, per calendar day charge to the owner. No animal will be returned on Sundays or holidays.
The Town of Boonton provides residents and their pets resources in case of an emergency. If there is an emergency that requires you to leave your home, and you do not have a place to go with your pets, we may be able to assist with that. We also assist in the removal and housing for pets if there is a medical emergency.
If you have a concern about how an animal is being cared for or treated, please contact the Health Department or Boonton Police Department, and provide as much information as possible. Also, please provide a call-back phone number so that we can follow up with you.