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.
Sergeant Stephen Soares with a found dog.
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.