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Who Let the Dogs Out? Animal Control Laws, Respons ibilities & NH Local Government
September 22, 2016 (9:00 am – 11:45 am)
N.H. Municipal Association Offices
25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, N.H.

New Hampshire statutes regarding animal control powers and duties vested in local government are a mix of 200-year old laws
and traditions, coupled with laws of recent vintage. All New Hampshire municipalities have animal control responsibilities, but
these may be ill-defined, and lines of authority may be vague and uncertain.

Against this backdrop, this seminar seeks to review current laws and practices along with real-life guidance from experienced
animal control officers who are on the front line of dealing with problems as diverse as:
• Barking, nuisance and menace dogs and domestic and animals running at large;
• Rabies responsibilities and licensing concerns;
• Damages caused by both domestic and wild animals;
• Neighborly disputes between animal owners.

The faculty for this seminar’s discussion, analysis, and guidance on municipal animal control responsibilities includes:
  • Attorney Patricia Morris, Center Barnstead, NH
  • Municipal Consultant Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH;
  • Speakers from the Animal Control Officers Association of New Hampshire, including: Robert Langis, Corie Bliss, Jana
  • McMillan, Sheila Johannesen, and Rene King
Christopher McKee, NH Fish and Game Department

Specific topics planned to be addressed include:

• Historical Perspective on the Law
• Overview & Analysis of, and Guidance on, Current Laws
• Dealing with Strays, Animal Bites, and Nuisance Domestic and Wildlife Animals
• Practical Enforcement Tips
• Communications Between ACOs and Municipal Lawyers

As with all NHMLA seminars, this is an educational seminar and is not intended to provide legal advice. Attendance or
participation does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Registrant #1

Name:                                                          Municipality/Employer:                  


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Street Address:                                          Phone:                               Email Address (type or print legibly):


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City or Town:                                             Zip Code:      


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                                                                                                                   Applicable Fee for payment

(If received on or before 9/15/16)


              Local Government Manager, Official, or Administrator         @ $ 15  =    $ __________

Additional Fees (as appropriate)

              Late Registration (after 9/15/16) $20  per attendee           q  # @ $ 20 =  $ _______

                                                                                                                                               Total Fees______


Please return this form with check payable to NHMLA to:

N. H. Municipal Lawyers Association

414 East View Drive, Pembroke, NH 03275

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