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Welcome to the Governor's Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals' website. This website is the product of the last two and the current Commission to address issues concerning the humane treatment of animals in the state of New Hampshire.

The website contains information and links to public and private programs, companies, and individuals that address the humane treatment of animals in both in New Hampshire and nationally. It also contains news events, legislation, and important contact information pertaining to animal cruelty investigation and prosecution.

To report Animal Cruelty: If you are aware of an animal cruelty or neglect situation where the animal's life is in immediate danger, contact the police department of the town where the animal is located. For nonlife threatening situations and in situations where you might have questions, please see FAQs.


Next Meeting: Monday, April 19, 2021 from 1-3 pm on Zoom. Agenda will be made available before the meeting and will be found on Documents page.
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Meeting ID: 883 2704 8541

The 2020 edition of the Animal Cruelty Investigation and Prosecution Manual has been published and is available on the Documents page.

Public Information

Animal Care Brochures

Cause and Effect: Necessary Care for Equines pdf file
A 64 page book describing the necessary care of horses and the effects of not providing that care. Copyrighted by Ripley's Horse Aid Foundation, Sedro-Wooley, WA . May be reprinted only in in its entirety

Portable Document Format Symbol Portable Document Format (.pdf). Visit for a list of free .pdf readers for a variety of operating systems.

Governor's Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals