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Understanding And Preventing Animal Abuse


The story of Great Danes rescued from a Wolfeboro mansion is just the latest in New Hampshire to raise questions about how and why such extreme situations develop. Should animal breeding laws be tightened? And what are the signs of mental health issues or social isolation that can lead to the hoarding of pets? 


  • Lindsey Hamrick - State director for the N.H. Chapter of the Humane Society of the United States. She worked in animal shelters for 12 years and oversaw a cruelty investigation team. 
  • Lisa Dennison - Executive director of the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  • Sarah Proctor - Director of the Veterinary Technology Program at UNH and clinical assistant professor at the Thompson School of Applied Science at UNH. 

For information on N.H. state laws addressing animal care, visit here

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