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News stories regarding animal cruelty cases in New Hampshire.

Man tries to strangle neighbor's barking Shih-Tzu pdf file
November 29, 2014
Portssmouth - A city man was arrested Friday after he allegedly forced his way into a neighbor's apartment and attempted to strangle a small dog because its barking was annoying.

FBI to track animal cruelty pdf file
October 2, 2014
A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out animal abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group said.

Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence pdf file
April 5, 2014
Family pets often end up on the front lines of domestic violence. That's why protecting pets has become part of the mosaic of services offered to abuse victims.

Unsealed Affidavit Reveals Keene Man Documented Alleged Animal Cruelty pdf file
April 3, 2014
Keene - An affidavit in the case against Nicholas Adam Coll, 25, was unsealed Wednesday, 90 days after Keene police arrested and charged him with felony animal cruelty.

No jail time in animal cruelty case pdf file
December 18, 2013
Dover -The two Farmington women charged last year with what officials referred to as one of the largest animal cruelty cases in the area will avoid jail time if they stay out of trouble for two years.

Dog-kicking, sex-assault suspect held on $10g bail pdf file
November 2, 2013
Dover - The Farmington man accused of sexually assaulting a woman by using physical force, as well as threatening her with a knife, is being held on $10,000 cash only bail after his arraignment Friday.

Malnourished horses rescued by NHSPCA pdf file
October 31, 2013
Stratham - The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it rescued four horses last week in Derry because the owners could not afford to provide them nutrition, veterinary care or farrier services.

Farmington animal cruelty case shifts to Superior Court pdf file
January 15, 2013
Farmington – One of the largest animal cruelty cases local authorities say they have ever seen has been transferred from Rochester Circuit Court to Strafford County Superior Court as the legal process steadily moves along.

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Governor's Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals