Chesterfield has entered into a shared services with Bordentown Township Animal Control to meet the needs of our community, as well as our neighboring communities. Animal Control is available to respond to animal related issues 24/7. Their responsibility is to handle issues related to domesticated dogs and cats.
609-723-8300 (Non Emergency)
Responsibilities of Animal control include, but are not limited to:
• Prevent the spread of Rabies.
• Educate the public about proper care of domestic pets and wild life
• Enforce the laws governing domestic pets and wild life
• Enforce local leash laws governing canine companions
• Canvas and take a census of domestic pets to enable the enforcement of licensing laws
• Trap and transport feral cats, feral dogs, and lost pets to the local shelter and, if needed, the local veterinary hospital
• Respond to resident complaints 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Lost / Found Animals:
Residence calling about a lost pet are to contact Burlington County Animal Shelter at: 609-265-5073 to report a missing pet. Only animals found in covered townships will be the responsibly of the Bordentown / Chesterfield Animal Control. If a resident finds an animal in another municipality or state they must contact that municipality or state.
Pets recovered by the Township that cannot be identified, will be taken to the Burlington County Animal Shelter. When the Township recovers an animal and he/she is sent to the Shelter, a picture of the pet, where and when it was recovered and any other information will be posted on this page as soon as it is possible. An announcement that an animal was recovered will be on the front page of the website and on our facebook page.
If you are missing a pet and you do not see it on the website, it may just be that it has not been posted yet. Please call the Animal Shelter and they will be able to assist you.