Missing & Lost Pets


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 reach out to animalcontrol@boonton.org or contact the Health Department M-F 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 recovery fee, plus $50 per day for impound pet care and, if the pet is not licensed, a $17-$20 license fee. No pets 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 of pets if there is a medical emergency. 

If you have a concern about how an animal is being cared for or treated, please report your concern to animalcontrol@boonton.org and provide as much information as possible, including contact information for yourself.  If you do not have e-mail access, you may contact the Health Department at 973-402-9410 ext 631 or Boonton Police Department at 973-402-9371 so that your message may be forwarded to Animal Control.