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NHSPCA Assists State Police in Rescue and Seizure of 36 Animals Suffering from Suspected Neglect


On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the Field Services Division of the New Hampshire SPCA assisted the New Hampshire State Police department acting on a search warrant in Rumney, NH, following a complaint of animal cruelty. The warrant resulted in the seizure of 36 farm animals.

The animals consist of 7 goats, 3 sheep, including 1 lamb, 5 ducks, 14 chickens, 1 guinea hen, 2 pot-bellied pigs, 2 turkeys and 2 geese.

All are awaiting a to be evaluated by a veterinarian, but many appear to be suffering from various health conditions. The animals were surrendered at the scene. There is an ongoing investigation.

“We were proud to assist the New Hampshire State Police with their rescue on Tuesday. The 36 animals that were brought in are now safe. They are being cared for and will be evaluated by a farm animal veterinarian as soon as possible,” said Lisa Dennison, Executive Director of the New Hampshire SPCA. “As always, we are grateful that we were able to help. Rumney is nearly two hours from our shelter, but when the NHSPCA is called upon to assist animals in need, we are always ready to help.”

The road to recovery for this group is yet to be determined. First will be veterinary evaluation, treatment as needed, weight gain and healing for some, everything will vary depending on their needs. Their care will be costly, as it always is when the condition of an animal has been allowed to deteriorate. “We are part of a wonderfully caring community, for which we are truly grateful,” said Dennison. “We hope that they will support the recuperation of these animals, as they have always done in previous cases.”

The New Hampshire SPCA is asking for the public’s assistance in caring for this new group of rescued animals. If you would like to help with the cost of care and to help insure their recovery, please make a tax-deductible contribution to the SOS FUND by going to www.nhspca.org. A direct link to the SOS Fund is http://www.nhspca.org/sos-donation-for-victims-of-animal-cruelty/

Gifts to the SOS Fund can also be made by phone at 603-772-2921 x102 or by mail: New Hampshire SPCA, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.

About the New Hampshire SPCA

The mission of the New Hampshire SPCA is to save the lives of companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption; to promote learning, eliminate animal cruelty and be a leader in advancing the highest standards of animal welfare. Adoption Center hours are from 11am – 4pm on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and closed on Wednesday. For more information about the New Hampshire SPCA, please visit www.nhspca.org

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