New Hampshire - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated June 2015

The material provided below is a periodically updated summary. Legal requirement may change at any time so it is imperative that you follow the links provided to the current law or statute relating to animal abuse reporting by veterinarians. The absence of specific legal requirements or protections relating to veterinarians should not be taken as an exemption from the responsibility to report abuse which may exist under other non-veterinarian-specific legislation, regulations or professional guidelines. [Back to Map].

Covered person: licensed veterinarian
Animal Abuse Reporting is: not specified
Reportable Offenses: cruelty
(644:8 I.)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"protected from a lawsuit" (644:8 V)
Report to: appropriate law enforcement officer, animal control officer, or officer of a duly licensed humane society
(644:8 IV-a. (a))
Sources: TITLE LXII CRIMINAL CODE CHAPTER 644 BREACHES OF THE PEACE AND RELATED OFFENSES Section 644:8