New Hampshire Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: If a person alleges to have been bitten by a dog & goes to the ER and no report is filed report is proof of no bite met?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Have you seen the report? The report form a hospital emergency room or doctor should state the injury complained of and a finding by the assisting nurse or physician.

Q: My mom was watching my dog while i didnt know if i could keep her and gave her away. Do i have rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Interesting situation from a legal standpoint, it could come down to who has legal possession and legal right to give the dog away. If your mom did not have legal right you need to to put the new owner on notice asap because you may not be able to get the dog back. You may have to file a civil suit to try and get your dog back. Good luck!

Q: Is there anyway I can care for a dog that has a bad owner?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 16, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Do you really think she is going to come back for Clifford? Keep a copy of the Facebook message-it seemed to me that when she stated "care" she meant for good. if she wants him back a civil case could be started to argue that she meant for you to keep Clifford. Good luck!

Q: asked my gf to move out. she took my two dogs registered to me can i report stolen ? New hampshire

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 14, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You should be able to report the dogs stolen to your local police department if you really believe they were solely yours and she had no ownership interest in them, otherwise it would be a civil matter and you may have to go to court to have a judge decide rightful possession and ownership-or even visitation. Good Luck!

Q: Someone hit my dog after she got of leach is the driver responsible

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 27, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If the dog is running free unlikely--the only circumstance would be if neutral witnesses say the dog lay down in the middle of the road and the driver, slowly and purposefully, ran over him. Even then the claim for the dog is the market value of a dog of that age. There is no recovery for any mental anguish etc--though it's possible NH is on this issue way out there ahead of the other states.To be sure get a consult from a local atorney.

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