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Animals and Pets



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The City of Plainfield along with Associated Humane have developed the following guidelines to address citizen concerns:

Between 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Mondays through Fridays) residents may contact either the Health Division at (908) 753-3092 or the Police Department at (908) 753-3107 for any Animal Control issues that should arise, the police will then call Plainfield Humane Society to address your concerns.

Between 6:00PM to 9:00AM (Mondays through Fridays and weekends) residents may contact the Plainfield Police Department at (908) 753-3107 who then will contact Plainfield Humane Society. Please note that these hours are for emergencies calls only, which will be determined by the Police Department.

        Animal License Letter 2021

Animal License Application 2021

For residents who have lost or found a pet please call Plainfield Humane Society at (908) 754-0300 between the below hours:

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday & Wednesday - 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Thursday - 12:00pm - 6:00PM

Friday  12:00PM - 4:00PM

Saturday - 12:00PM - 3:00PM

Sunday - 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Residents should offer a description of the lost pet.

For residents who have either found or lost a pet after hours, may contact the Plainfield Police Department at (908) 753-3107 who then contact Plainfield Humane Society.

Any residents looking to adopt a pet may contact Plainfield Humane Society at (908) 754-0300 or visit their website at

If you have any questions or concerns about these procedures please feel free to call the Plainfield Division of Health at (908) 753-3092.