U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

New Hampshire

2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #14 (Top Tier)
  • + Court calendar priority when animals are in custody
  • + Animals may be included in protection orders
  • + Mandatory post-conviction possession bans
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - No provisions for pre-conviction restitution or forfeiture

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