Reporting Animal Cruelty and Neglect

In an emergency situation, such as one where you are witness to an actual act of animal abuse, please contact your local police department immediately. (List of local police departments

If you have any information on suspected animal abuse or neglect, please call:

Maureen Prendergast

Director of Outreach & Investigations


What is Animal Cruelty?

Animal cruelty can encompass many different acts of neglect and abuse. The language of the law is very specific as to what defines cruelty to animals, as listed under our NH Criminal Code, RSA 644:8. If you are uncertain if what you have witnessed is animal cruelty, please do not hesitate to call. It is part of our mission to educate the public as to the various laws regarding animal protection.  

Animals Helped by the ARLNH


Many animals have been rescued from hoarding and cruelty situations by ARLNH. Here are just a few before/after photos of some cats and a dog who were rescued. Extensive medical care was required by all of these animals to restore their health.







































Ways You Can Help

Due to medical expenses and the requirement to hold animals for trial, cruelty cases can be extremely expensive for ARLNH.


To help with the cost of saving animals involved in cruelty investigations, please donate online and put "cruelty program" in the designation.  

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Tom Petty


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