Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Short Lesson on Law

Not to bore you, but many have been asking about animal cruelty laws and punishments in New Hampshire.

The severe neglect and inhumane treatment Faith has suffered under her prior ownership/custody cleary constitutes animal cruelty under N.H. law:

Specifically, NH RSA 644-8 states (a) Section I…"cruelty'' shall include, but not be limited to, acts or omissions injurious or detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of any animal, including the abandoning of any animal without proper provision for its care, sustenance, protection or shelter).”

Furthermore, NH RSA 644-8 Section III states “[a] person is guilty of a misdemeanor for a first offense, and of a class B felony for a second or subsequent offense, who (a) Without lawful authority negligently deprives or causes to be deprived any animal in his possession or custody necessary care, sustenance or shelter”.

Faith's prior owner's failure to provide adequate sustenance, including food and water, and shelter violates each of these sections.

For more information, go to: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LXII/644/644-8.htm


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