Livestock Seized from Hudson, N.H., Home

February 28, 2019

HUDSON, N.H. -- Police recovered 21 livestock animals from a home on Coll Street, and may charge the owner with animal neglect.

Animals recovered were one alpaca, eight chickens, nine goats and three ducks, according to a press release from Hudson police. They were all brought to the NHSPCA for evaluation.

According to Animal Control Officer Jana McMillan, a complaint came in Tuesday. This is not the first time the property has been the subject of animal complaints, according to McMillan. Past complaints related to the animals being outside.

The Hudson Police Animal Control Division and State of New Hampshire Department of Agriculture conducted a joint investigation into the animal control case, according to the release.

According to the Hudson Assessor’s database, the Coll Street property totals 1.704 acres.

Though unsure whether the property is zoned for livestock, McMillan said the size of the property would “sustain that many animals if properly contained.”

The investigation is ongoing.