After Hours: 908-766-1122
262 South Finley Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ
Animal Control Officer/Humane Law Enforcement Officer
Michelle Santoro, ACO, HLEO
Emergency after 4 pm and on weekends:
New Jersey law requires that municipalities appoint a certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) to be responsible for animal control within the jurisdiction of the municipality. Animal Control Officers become certified by completing a 3-credit course approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. A Humane Law Enforcement Officer is responsible to investigate instances of animal abuse or cruelty. Read more in Essential Components of Animal Control.
The Bernards Township Animal Control Officer/Humane Law Enforcement Officer (HLEO) is responsible for the following in Bernards Township & Peapack and Gladstone Borough:
In addition, in all seven contractual towns, the BT ACO is responsible for:
Please note: If your dog or cat is injured and without identification, the Animal Control Officer is required by law to seek medical treatment. The cost incurred for treatment will be the owner's responsibility.