Conway NH Police Department Animal Control

The Conway Police Department's Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing, regulating, and monitoring laws relating to domesticated animals in accordance with town ordinances, and federal and state laws. Domesticated animals include house pets and livestock. Complaints concerning domesticated animals in the town of Conway shall be made by calling Conway Police Dispatch Center, 603-356-5715.

A domestic animal that has been taken into custody by the Conway Police Department as stray or found will be boarded at:
Conway Area Humane Society
223 East Main Street, Conway NH 03818

Boarding fees will be the responsibility of the owner of the animal.

Although the Animal Control Officer is not responsible for wildlife, a cooperative working relationship with the NH Fish & Game Department has been established. C. P. D. Animal Control will assist NH F&G by responding to wildlife that is causing eminent danger to citizens. Reports of wildlife concerns should be made directly to NH Fish & Game Department. Complaints concerning wildlife in the town of Conway shall be made to NH Fish & Game by calling Carroll County Sheriffs Dispatch Center 1-800-552-8960.

Laws & Forfeitures
RSA 466:30-a Dog Control Law
I. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any dog to run at large, except when accompanied by the owner or custodian, and when used for hunting, herding, supervised competition and exhibition or training for such. For the purposes of this section "accompanied" means that the owner or custodian must be able to see or hear, or both, or have responsible knowledge of where the dog is hunting, herding, or where training is being conducted or where trials are being held. Nothing herein provided shall mean that the dog must be within site at all times.
II. In this section "at large" means off the premises of the owner or keeper and not under the control of any person by means of personal presence and attention as will reasonably control the conduct of such dog, unless accompanied by the owner or custodian. Forfeiture: $25.00

RSA 466:31 Dogs a Menace, a Nuisance or Vicious
II. Under this section, a dog is considered to be a nuisance, a menace or vicious to person or to property under any or all but not limited to the following conditions. (a.) If it barks for sustained periods of time, or during the night hours so as to disturb the peace and quiet of a neighborhood or area; Forfeiture: $25.00 (b.) If it digs, scratches, or excretes, or cause waste or garbage to be scattered on property other than it's owner's; Forfeiture: $25.00 (c.) If any female dog in season (heat) is permitted to run at large or be off the premises of the owner or keeper during this period except when being exercised on a leash by a responsible adult. At all other times such dog shall be confined within a building or enclosure in such manner that she will not come in contact (except) for intentional breeding purposes) with a male dog. A female dog in heat shall not be used for hunting; Forfeiture: $25.00 (d.) If it growls, snaps at, runs after or chases any person or persons; Forfeiture: $50.00 (e.) If it runs after, or chases bicycles, motor vehicles, motorcycles, or other vehicles being driven, pulled or pushed on the streets, highways, or public ways; Forfeiture: $50.00 (f.) If, whether alone or in a pack with other dogs, it bites, attacks, or preys on game animals, domestic animals, fowl or human beings. Forfeiture: $100.00

RSA 644:8-f Transporting Dogs in Pickup Trucks.
I. No person driving a pickup truck shall transport any dog in the back of the vehicle on a public highway, unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail racks to a height to at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, the dog is crossed tethered to the vehicle, the dog is protected by a secured container or cage, or the dog is otherwise protected, in a manner which will prevent the dog from being thrown or from falling or jumping from the vehicle. Forfeiture: Must Appear

RSA 644:8-aa Animals in Motor Vehicle
I. It shall be cruelty to confine an animal in a motor vehicle or other enclosed space in which the temperature is either so high or so low as to cause serious harm to the animal. "Animals" means a domestic animal, household pet, or wildlife held in captivity. Forfeiture: Must Appear

Submitted by,
Betty Holmes
Animal Control Officer
Town of Conway.


35 East Conway Road, PO Box 538, Center Conway NH 03813
Tel: 603-356-5715  Fax: 603-356-8837

Town of Conway NH Police Department