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Nancy E. Halpern, D.V.M.

As you recall, Governor Christie signed amendments to the New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statutes that repealed the long-standing authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

Continue Reading Update: Enforcement of the New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statute Following Repeal of Enforcement Authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Injuries to a woman who heroically jumped in a canal to save a neighbor’s dog were not considered viable as a cause of action under the state’s rescue doctrine.  See

Continue Reading New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirms public policy underpinning the NJ rescue doctrine is limited to the protection of human life

For those who will be regulated by USDA under the Animal Welfare Act for non-exempt facilities with birds not bred for use in research the time is ripe for you
Continue Reading Comments Due for USDA’s Proposed Regulations Governing Standards for Birds Not Bred for Use in Research Under the Animal Welfare Act

A Washington Supreme Court found that a person can be a victim of a crime of domestic violence if their pet is subjected to acts of animal cruelty by a
Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court finds that a “person” can be a victim of a crime of domestic violence if their pet is subjected to acts of animal cruelty

A variant of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – one that is not an immediate threat to humans – is on the move in the United States in both wild
Continue Reading Alert to Poultry Flock Owners: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the Move in the US