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Animal Control

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

To speak with an ACO, report a violation, inquire about a lost pet, or obtain information on your legal responsibilities as a pet owner, please call the Animal Control Division at 561.742.6210 or click here.

A primary focus of the Animal Control Division is the prosecution of intentional animal abusers and individuals involved in animal fighting activities. Animal fighting and animal cruelty are serious community problems. Click here to report animal abuse.



Boynton Beach Police Department Animal Control Officers (ACOs) enforce local ordinances and state statutes to ensure the responsible ownership and humane treatment of all animals.

For basic stray animal needs, please contact Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control at 561-233-1200.

Irresponsible pet ownership poses a threat to the welfare of all citizens. For the safety of your animal and your fellow citizens, please keep all household pets securely confined to your property or under proper restraint at all times. It's the law!

Chapter 4 of the City of Boynton Beach's Code of Ordinances governs the basic keeping of personal pets. Livestock, poultry and farm animals are not allowed within the city limits. Residents that harbor wild animals or exotic animals must possess a current permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, if applicable.