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Man tries to strangle neighbor's barking Shih-Tzu
November 29
PORTSMOUTH — 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. more …
FBI to track animal cruelty
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. more …
Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence
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. more …
Unsealed Affidavit Reveals Keene Man Documented Alleged Animal Cruelty
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. more …
No jail time in animal cruelty case
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. more …
Dog-kicking, sex-assault suspect held on $10g bail
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. more …
Malnourished horses rescued by N.H. SPCA
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. more …
Farmington animal cruelty case shifts to Superior Court
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. more …
Woman gets 4 to 8 years for torturing ex-boyfriend's 2 dogs
October 12, 2012
A Plaistow woman was sentenced to four to eight years in state prison for force-feeding metal objects to her ex-boyfriend's two German shepherds during a jealous rage, causing one of the animals to die. more …
Nashua man accused of assault, animal cruelty
October 1, 2012
A man has been arrested on a slew of charges after allegedly terrorizing his girlfriend, choking her and then throwing her dog through a glass door, according to police. more …
Two Farmington women charged in animal cruelty case: One faces 13 counts, other a single count
September 12, 2012
Farmington – Police reported Tuesday afternoon they arrested two women in connection with a severe animal cruelty case local officials referred to as one of the worst they have seen in years. more …
Nov. 26 trial date for Rochester man charged with cruelty in pinch collar case
Owner claims collar was neither too tight nor embedded in dog's neck

September 11, 2012
Rochester – The man facing three animal cruelty charges in connection with the use of a pinch collar on his dog remains free on personal recognizance bail after his arraignment Monday morning. more …
Malnourished animals seized in Farmington: Horses, dogs, goats, chickens taken; charges anticipated but none filed yet
September 7, 2012
Farmington – Police on Sunday seized 13 farm animals, along with dogs, at a home on Chestnut Hill Road. The animals were all suffering from severe malnutrition and neglect. more …
Help Needed in 'Tragic' Animal Neglect Case
September 6, 2012
Farmington – Thirteen animals were rescued from a farm, and officials are looking to locals for help in caring for them. more …
Dog Found Burned, Impaled In Manchester, NH
May 21, 2012
Manchester – Police in Manchester are investigating a horrible case of animal abuse. A small dog was discovered impaled and burned on a wooded trail near a complex of Little League fields. more …
Judge denies bid to have cruelty case dropped
April 25, 2012
Brentwood – A judge has rejected a Plaistow woman's request to have animal cruelty-related charges dismissed. more …
Dogs Abandoned On Side Of Road
March 21, 2012
A Danville woman is facing two counts of cruelty to animals after police said she abandoned her two dogs. more …
Police Say Dogs Found In Small Rabbit Cages
March 16, 2012
Two-dozen beagles were removed from a Salem property Friday afternoon afterthe town's animal control officer found them packed into rabbit cages, police said. more …
Police Looking For Owner
March 8, 2012
Two dogs were abandoned on the side of the road in Danville on Thursday morning, according to police. more …

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