Sergeant Stephen Soares with a found dog.
We respond to many reports of dogs being left in vehicles at retail parking lots. This is a serious concern, especially during the hotter months.
In New Hampshire, this could be a misdemeanor for the first offense, and a felony for a second offense. The RSA is Cruelty to Animals.
Please read here for more information on this topic from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The Epping Police Department employs an Animal Control Officer on an on-call (part-time) basis. The ACO responds to barking, loose, and nuisance dog complaints, and any other matters involving domestic animals. When the ACO is not available, a Patrol Officer will respond to these calls.
The ACO can be contacted by calling dispatch at (603) 679-5122 or by Email.
When a lost dog is found we make every effort to locate the owner, to include social media. In the event the owner cannot be located in a timely manner, the dog is brought to the NHSPCA in Stratham, NH.