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NHSPCA news - New Hampshire SPCA
Paws
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Sunday, June 8th
Stratham Hill Park
Registration Opens at 10:00 am
Walk Begins at 12:00 pm
Paws antique
Walk is the event that the animals count on the most!
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whole family with an important purpose. This event helps the NHSPCA care
for the nearly 3,000 animals that will need us this year. Paws walk helps
make it happen.
Featured Activities
Food Vendors Galore
Ice cream, Pizza, Hot dogs,
Fried Dough and more!
Music by DJ Ron Reid
MC Kelly Brown of Z107
Visit with Adoptable Dogs!
Pet Photos by Memories Studios
Pet Reiki with Nikoe Natural Therapies
Demonstration with Nerdy Dog Fitness
The Carriage Barn,
Dog Obstacle Course
Face Painting
Dancing Bubble Party
with DJ Kelly Elliott
back by popular demand,
The Zorb
and Much Much
More!
Paws Walk 2014
Save the Date
Sunday June 8th
And Help Save Lives!
Whether you’re looking for the latest
innovations in pet toys or a tasty treat
from a local food truck,
you can find it all at Paws Walk!
Shop For People!
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Precision Laser Engraving LLC • Helena G
New England Tutors, LLC • Maddy Loves Rosie
Miche Bags • NuSkin/Pharmanex
Notably Yours & Soap Scents
Darlene Doughty Designs
KD Mason Books • Bath Fitter
French Country Chick Soaps
ReVision Energy
Shop for Pets!
Chopper’s Closet • Dog E Glow
Royale Canine • Felt pals
Emilie’s Homemade Dog Food, Inc.
Pet Life • For Tails Only
Our Good Dog Spot
The Natural Dog & Holistic Cat
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Come
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Lives!
See Back Page For Details
in this issue
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Our latest rescue
story and updates
Pet Services
Hampton Veterinary Hospital
VCA Animal Medical Center
All Creatures Mobile Vet • Zoomin Groomin
North East Rottweiler Rescue
Play All Day Doggy Daycare
Pampered Paws K9 Massage
Food
Jeremy’s Pizzeria and Deli
Stone Oven Catering
Country View Restaurant
WOW Factor • DFD & C Corp.
Cluffy’s Catering
Miss Polly’s Traveling Treats
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volunteer appreciation
dinner and awards night
My Dog, My Teacher:
Understanding & Loving
by erin hardiman
a Fearful Dog
When I began volunteering at the NHSPCA, our
Jack Russell, Tobi, was 5. My boyfriend, Erik, had
wanted a second dog, but I always said no because I did
not think that Tobi wanted another dog and I couldn’t
imagine sharing my love for Tobi. I worked from home
and spent my time glued to a computer and telephone.
Tobi had a hard time adjusting to this because although
I was home, I couldn’t play with him or take him for
long walks. He was bored. I began to reconsider; maybe
if we adopted another dog, Tobi would be happier with
someone to snuggle and play with while I worked. But
I was not convinced. I needed time and to determine if
that was what Tobi wanted.
One day at the NHSPCA, I was greeted by a tiny,
shy puppy with big, dark eyes and huge, floppy ears. He
looked up at me, confused but irresistibly sweet. Brody
was transferred to the NHSPCA with several dogs from
an overcrowded shelter in West Virginia and needed
foster care until he could be neutered and placed up for
adoption.
As I sat on the floor, the quiet little puppy inched
his way to me and sat there, looking sad but stately. I
petted and spoke softly to him. He looked at me with
those big, dark eyes. He had a pink nose and the softest
ears. He was entirely white with one black circle on a
hind leg. I rolled a ball and said “get it!” He watched
the ball go by, then looked up at me again and placed
one paw on my thigh. He was perfectly content with a
gentle head rub and soft voice. Erik was on his way to
the shelter and would have a chance to meet little Brody.
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spring 2014
Home at Last
By Michaela
Gerome and
Catherine
anderson
At the NHSPCA, we hear a lot of questions
from our customers each day. One that I hear
often is, “How long does each dog stay before
it’s adopted?” In most cases, each of our dogs
finds a home within anywhere from the first
few days to the first few months of being
available for adoption.
Sally’s story is different. Taken in at Ritchie
County Humane Society in West Virginia, Sally
was likely a lost hunting dog whose owner
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With just a few days to go, please register at nhspca.org and help us raise
critically needed funds, or download a pledge sheet and ask everyone you know
to donate what they can to help. Then come on Sunday, June 8th, rain or shine,
and have a blast!!!
There’s Still Time
To Register For
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New Hampshire SPCA
NHSPCA news
spring 2014
NHSPCA
PO Box 196
104 Portsmouth Ave.
Stratham, NH 03885
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President: Julie Quinn
Vice President: Joshua Scott, Esq.
Secretary: Maureen Carey
Treasurer: Michael J. Murphy, CPA
Past President: Keith Eustis
2 Executive Director's Letter
Directors at large
Mary Austin, Christina Bruno, Al Casassa,
Esq., Fred Doane, Morgan Dudley,
David Hanson, James (Jay) Horne,
Michael Parkin, Jerry Robbins
NHSPCA STAFF
Executive Director: Lisa Dennison, M.S.
adoption center
Director of Animal Services: Jen Corbin
Manager of Animal Care: Riann Atkinson
Manager of Adoption Programs: Dianna Currier
Veterinarians: Dr. Sue Denault,
Dr. Sarah Proctor, Dr. Benedetta Sarno
Veterinary Technician: Lynsey Wentworth
Veterinarian Assistant: Linda Donovan
Adoption Counselors: Catherine Anderson,
Alyssa Beville, Jennifer Frey, Heather Keuenhoff,
Joan McCormack, Ryan Osborne
Animal Care Technicians: Linda Donovan,
Michaela Gerome, Colleen O'Keefe,
Farm Animal Care Coordinator: Jen Corbin
Field Services
Manager of Field Services: Steve Sprowl
Humane Agents: Anne Taylor
Business & Administration
Director of Administration: Sue Harrington
Administrative Assistant: Dot Pineiro
Accounting Manager: Brooke Tetz
Facilities Maintenance: Rick Garnsey
Phone Reception:
Stephanie Lichtman, Carol Gobar
Humane Education
Manager of Humane Education Programs:
Paula Parisi
Humane Educators: Megan Garibaldi,
Diane O'Callahan, Kristi Wellenberger
Trainer:
Daigle
Training & Behavior
Manager: Eden Guilbault
CFC# 88077
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and leave us tail held high and prancing out the door
with their new family in tow.
And, it remains so bittersweet when we pause to
talk with the gentleman who has just lost his wife and
can’t care alone for the number of animals they have.
The difficult decision to surrender must be made for
some of them. We welcome him in and offer support
and hope for a brighter future for them if needed. We
are here as a taxi pulled up when seven dogs, clearly
in need of care, are surrendered. It challenged our
hearts, our breath and our spirit but we knew that
once bathed and neutered and as they became more
socialized, they would all find forever homes.
Each day there are calls for assistance with general
and specific care needs. There are complaints of
animals in desperate shape across the street, across
town and across the state. People need help and we
are here to provide it – and we are here to provide
learning opportunities for people and their pets to
create a brighter future for animals in our homes and
community.
After 141 years, the need hasn’t ended nor has it
changed very much. We remain here for the animals
and those who care for them. You, remain a critical
piece of our ability to serve and we are truly grateful
for your ongoing support.
Please consider joining us on June 8th at
Paws Walk so that we may celebrate all that we
accomplish together.
On behalf of the animals,
Lisa S. Dennison
Executive Director
New Hampshire Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
104 Portsmouth Avenue, PO Box 196 • Stratham, NH 03885
TEL: (603) 772-2921 • FAX: (603) 778-7804 • www.nhspca.org
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calendar of events
paws walk 2014!!!
july
Benefit Dinner at
Country View Restaurant
Join us at the Country View Restaurant on Friday, July 11th
from 5pm to close! A special dinner menu will be created
for this event. Country View will donate 15% of pre-taxed
food and beverage sales from participating families, friends
and supporters to the New Hampshire SPCA! We hope
to see you there!
July
and july 17th
volunteer orientation
Pre-register with our Volunteer Coordinator
by calling 603.772.2921 x104
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volunteer orientation
Pre-register with our Volunteer Coordinator
by calling 603.772.2921 x104
aug
and august 21st
volunteer orientation
Pre-register with our Volunteer Coordinator
by calling 603.772.2921 x104
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Noche mexicana fundraiser
to benefit nhspca
Join us at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in Exeter, NH
on Thursday, June 19th from 4pm to close!
Margaritas will donate 15% of pre-taxed food and
beverage sales from participating families, friends and
supporters to the animal of the NHSPCA. Guests can
choose items from any of their menus, takeout orders
included. Call Ahead Seating is also available. Please make
sure to let the host or server know that you are there to
support the fundraiser. Provecho!
AUG
saunders at rye harbor 10k
to benefit nhspca
Join us on Thursday August 21st in Rye, NH for the
second oldest race in New Hampshire. 100% of funds
raised through major sponsorship goes to the animals
of the NHSPCA!
See page 11 for more information
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Advertise in the New Hampshire SPCA Newsletter! Now you can reach a highly targeted audience of
22,000 animal lovers with our quarterly distribution throughout the Greater Seacoast area by placing
your advertisement in the New Hampshire SPCA's quarterly newsletter. The New Hampshire SPCA
reaches over 150 communities in Rockingham and Strafford counties in New Hampshire as well as
Southern Maine and Northern Massachusetts. Along with reaching our unique audience of animal
lovers, your advertising helps make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals by supporting the
NHSPCA. For advertising rates and information please contact Tanner Birr at 603-772-2921 ext. 119 or
[email protected]
Advertising Policy: The NHSPCA includes advertising at its discretion, but does not specifically endorse or
recommend those businesses advertised herein. To notify us of a change of address, duplicate mailings or
other changes please call 603-772-2921 ext.102.
Editor: Sheila Ryan • Graphic Designer: Tanner Birr
Calendar of Events
spring 2014
Stratham Hill Park
Come • Walk • Save Lives! REGISTER TODAY
See back page for more information
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June 15th & AUGUST 23rd
Rabies & microchip clinic
10 am - 1 pm at the NHSPCA - no appointment needed
visit nhspca.org for more info and other dates
Rabies: $25.00 per 3 year vaccine
(with proof of a previous vaccine)
MicroChip: $45.00 per chip
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Crossfit Competition
"WOD" for the animals
Break a sweat for the animals! Crossfit Black Pearl is
hosting Crossfit Portsmouth for a competitive workout
on Saturday, June 28th. 100% of the proceeds from the
competition will be donated to the NHSPCA! For more
information on how to sign up for the competition or to
be a spectator, please visit the events page at nhspca.org
StoryTime With the Animals
Thursday mornings at 10:30 in the Humane
Education classroom. Children listen to a story about
an animal, color a picture of an animal and visit the animals
in the classroom. No registration is required. A donation of
$5.00 is suggested and appreciated.
*mornings only through the summer*
The agency will be closed on
the following upcoming holidays
July 4th • Independence Day
Sept 1st • Labor Day
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marketing & development
Director of Development & Marketing:
Sheila Ryan
Special Events & Sponsorship Coordinator:
Kelly Lemos
Community Outreach Coordinator:
Courtney Brooks
Donor Relations Coordinator: Courtney Vavra
Development Officer: Shay Laderbush
Marketing & Development Associate: Tanner Birr
Development Associate: Cathy Henry
Endowment Associate: Mary Kelly
Volunteer Coordinator: Richard Maxfield
Dear Friends and Supporters,
As the director of a non-profit, I sometimes
wonder if we would ever reach that time when the
organization must, “Test for Disbandment”. This
would be the time when the leadership and the
board of directors would consider if our mission had
been met and if it was time to close our doors. Both
joyfully and a bit bittersweet, I know that the day to
reflect on this, is nowhere in sight.
Joyfully, the New Hampshire SPCA remains
a vibrant agency challenging our organizational
boundaries and consistently seeking opportunities
to fulfill our mission in more meaningful ways to
a larger community; to help more animals and the
people who care for them. This is illustrated in our
outreach efforts and expanded training programs
along with more comprehensive educational
programming. It is put into action as we work around
the state on cruelty cases and in the Legislative Office
Building testifying on bills that affect the animals we
care so deeply about. It is in the faces of the animals,
no longer in pain as they begin to explore their
surroundings, eat more eagerly, breath more freely
spring 2014
Holidays
Board of Directors
14 Leaving a Legacy for the Animals
So Simple, and So Good for Everyone
CASH OR
STOCK GIFT
Donor
spring 2014
by Alan Cantor
REMAINDER GOES
TO NHSPCA
Charitable
Gift Annuity
INCOME TAX DEDUCTION
AND FIXED INCOME
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September 2, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Planned Gifts Received
From the Estates of:
Stephen L. Alderson
Eliot, ME
There’s one important catch: these funds
would become the property of the NHSPCA.
You would not have access to the principal,
and you could not leave the money to your
heirs.
For an analysis of how this would work
in your particular situation, contact: Lisa
Dennison, Executive Director at 603-7722921 x 107. And of course, we recommend
that you consult with your tax advisor.
Alan Cantor is principal of Alan Cantor
Consulting LLC, based in Concord.
Donald Pearson
Londonderry, NH
Beyond the Call
by steven sprowl
In March 2014, I received a call from Pembroke
Police Officer Jackie Parker. She was requesting
the NHSPCA assist their department with a
horse cruelty case in their town.
We met with Officer Parker at the Pembroke
Police Department and she informed me that
she was out trying to get a horse that was loose
and came across this farm where horses were
locked in a barn all winter and have not been
out. Officer Parker had spoken with the owner
of the horses about this situation and she was
concerned about the living conditions as well and
called us in to assist.
Richard J. Theberge
Dover, NH
Planned Gifts build a foundation
for the future of the NHSPCA and a
better life for the animals that need us.
Call about making a planned gift today.
New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Ave, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885
(603) 772-2921, ext. 107 www.nhspca.org
Officer Parker has to receive credit for going
beyond the call she was on. Coming across an
incident involving live animals and concerned
for their safety and health, she went further in
her investigation and found horses and ponies
in need of assistance. If Officer Parker had just
handled the call and not cared enough to look
into this situation these animals would still be
suffering.
We visited the barn with Officer Parker and
discovered a dilapidated older barn with the
windows boarded up and no visible light into
the barn, no fresh air and it reeked of manure
and urine. The stalls were stand up size stalls and
the horses and ponies were covered in manure
and wet from trying to lay down in their own
urine. The hay they were standing on in the stalls
was built up over time from not being mucked
out. There was no water for the horses to drink
except a 55 gallon barrel in the barn that they
couldn't reach. The owner decided when the
horses could drink and would let them out of
the stall long enough for them to take a drink and
then put them back in the stall until he decided it
was again time for them to drink.
We discovered there was a sheep in the barn
that appeared not to have been sheared in quite
a while. It was in a stall nailed shut and was not
operational to get the sheep out without tearing
out the stall boards. There were two rabbits in
wire dog crates with so much fecal matter and
hay that the rabbits were hitting the top. One
was so close to the top of the crate that it could
not stand up straight, let alone hop around.
The owner claimed they were cleaned every
day, as were the horses. But there was no way the
animals were cleaned daily.
Officer Parker and I spoke with the owner
to try and get him to surrender some of the
animals to us and keep just enough animals that
he could comfortably take care of. He agreed to
surrender four horses and the two rabbits which
we removed from the barn. The owner agreed
to re-configure the stalls to make them bigger
for the remaining five ponies and put water
buckets in their stalls as well as clean up an area
out doors for them to go out on good days. The
owner agreed to the conditions to bring the
living situation up to standards required by law
and we departed.
I received a call from Officer Parker a week
later requesting our assistance as the owner
had not taken any steps to make the necessary
improvements as requested. She was at the
farm requesting our assistance to remove the
remaining five ponies and a sheep as the owner
was surrendering them to us.We once again drove
to Pembroke and removed the animals from the
property having been voluntarily surrendered to
the NHSPCA.
All the animals removed needed vet care and
hoof care. Some of the animals were treated for
bad cases of thrush and abscesses. Read more
on the conditions of the animals in the adjacent
article "March Comes in Like a Herd of Ponies"
by Jen Corbin, Animal Care Director.
A special Thank You to Officer Parker, and the
Pembroke Chief of Police and his department for
getting involved in this horse investigation. Going
beyond the call really assisted these animals to
get the medical treatment they needed.
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March comes in like a
Herd of Ponies
by jen corbin
Forrest Gump said it best when he said, ‘Life
is like a box of chocolates, you never know what
you’re gonna get’. I’m sure he was referring to life
at the NHSPCA. This spring in one bunch we got
two bunnies, one sheep, and a couple handfuls of
ponies added to our herd.
The rabbits were removed from small dog
crates that included themselves and 130lbs of feces
(each)! Large breed rabbits, they suffered from
open sores on their feet and an untreated earmite
infestation so bad that one of them couldn’t
even lift his ear it was so heavily burdened from
bloody crusts. The itching must’ve been intense.
Within two weeks of treatment, the infection had
cleared and they could once again lift and swivel
their ears; before long, they had both found
new homes.
Our new sheep we call Eloise, was enveloped
in a mass of matted, urine stained wool. Since her
stall door was nailed shut we assume she hadn’t
had much handling and she definitely proved to
have a lack of social skills. Leery of people handling
her (aka: panicky), her long, untrimmed toes
pointed out in different directions. In the busy
spring shearing season, it was tricky work finding
a shearer who would even return our phone calls
let alone come out to shear a single sheep; but the
Thompson School at UNH came to our rescue,
and transformed her into a gorgeous, sleek,
fancy girl revealing her Suffolk breeding. Eloise
has since settled in and decided to give people
a second chance; she has proven to be sweet as
punch and a very personable barn greeter.
The ponies were brought to the Adoption
Center via our large stock trailer. When they
arrived, they jumped out of the trailer one at a
time, looked around at the large pasture before
them, and with little hesitation, began to run.
Like a flock of birds in unison, they ran and ran
and bucked and bounced in place like lambs;
they tossed their heads for the joy of freedom and
fresh air. The bigger ponies slowed only enough
for the little ones to catch up. When they had run
enough and were out of breath, they got down
and all rolled in the dirt, turning their bellies and
feet to the air for a good scratch. Then it was back
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hat would you say if I told you that
you could make a gift to the NHSPCA
that would increase your income, lower your
taxes, and serve the organization’s mission
after your lifetime? I wouldn’t blame you for
being skeptical. But it’s true.
Let’s imagine that you are 80 years old,
and that you have stock in a company that
has grown greatly in value over the years.
You’re pleased with the growth, but the
dividends – about 2% – are modest, and at
this point in your life you have a desire for
greater income.
If you were to sell that stock so you could
buy higher-yielding assets, you would have to
pay a capital gains tax on the appreciation, so
that keeps you from selling.
On the other hand, what would happen
if you donated that stock to the NHSPCA to
create a Charitable Gift Annuity?
First, your income would increase: If you
are 80, you would receive 6.8% income for
the rest of your life. That means that for a
stock gift of $10,000, you would receive $680
a year. That’s a big increase over the $200 or
so a year in current dividends.
There are also significant tax advantages.
You would not have to pay capital gains taxes.
You would receive an immediate charitable
deduction for your federal taxes of roughly
half the size of your gift. And much of your
annual income from the Charitable Gift
Annuity would likely be taxed at a lower rate
than the rest of your income.
Finally, and most importantly, you would
be making a significant gift to the NHSPCA
Natural Medicine for the Whole Family
for use after your lifetime.
The NHSPCA greatly appreciates the
concern shown by donors who give of their
financial resources to assist the Society with its
mission. Through their planned gifts, the following
individuals made generous contributions toward the
ongoing programs and services of the NHSPCA.
Field Services
spring 2014
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Sally's Story ... Continued from Cover
at as more than a hunting dog.
Thanks to her caring friends
in WV, NH community support
for the transfer program, and
one lucky new dog owner,
that’s exactly what she found!
Specializing in
Pet Portraiture
Budd E. Perry
NHSPCA Emeritus
Board Member
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spring 2014
A New Life ... Continued from Cover
When Erik arrived, we sat on the
floor, petted Brody’s head and tried
again to entice him with toys, but he
still wanted nothing more than to sit
near us. With a little nudge from my
co-worker, we decided to pick him
up the next day to introduce him to
our home and to Tobi.
That night, we shopped for our
new arrival. We bought a small bag
of puppy food and a couple of toys.
This was a foster situation and not
a definite adoption. We had to be
realistic and remember that Tobi did
not always welcome new four legged
friends. I still was not sure I was ready
to take this puppy in permanently. I
needed Tobi to convince me.
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At home, Brody was curious and
seemed to really want to be around
Tobi. Tobi began play bowing and
jumping onto the furniture and off,
enticing Brody to chase him. They
were doing very well! We supervised
them for hours, watching them get
to know each other.
We were not going to re-name
Brody until we knew we were going
to keep him, but after a few days we
decided he needed a new name. Erik
suggested “Colt”. I don’t know why
he chose it, I don’t know why I liked
it…but it was perfect.
Tobi and Colt spent the next 2
weeks as friends, looking out the
window together, sharing toys and
walking downtown. After that, it was
time to bring Colt into the shelter to
be neutered. Colt hated car rides. He
would vomit, drool and shake. We
began teaching him that car rides can
mean good things, so we took him
once a day for a short ride, stopping
at Dunkin Donuts for a munchkin
each time. Colt became a bit less
nervous each time.
As Colt and I left, Tobi sat looking
out the window at us leaving. He had
a look in his eyes I had never seen
before, he looked sad and confused.
When we arrived at the shelter, staff
member, Dianna, said “Dropping
Brody off for surgery?” and I said
“…yes, but his name is now Colt”.
Dianna took his leash and said “Are
you going to adopt him?” I realized
I hadn’t quite made the decision…I
thought I would have the day to think
about it. But she wanted to know.
So…I said yes. When I pulled into
the driveway, Tobi was in the exact
same spot, looking out the window
for his friend. I had wanted Tobi to
“tell me” that he wanted a dog, and
he did just that.
The next year was full of training
and adjustments, but all went
relatively smooth. Colt was friendly
with people and enjoyed his walks
through downtown Dover. He
calmed down in the car and learned
some new words like “down”, “stay”,
“treat”, and others.
We then learned of a trait that Colt
possessed that we were not aware of.
We went to visit my mother and her
Great Dane, Belisana. She and Tobi
were best friends. We were excited
for Colt to meet her too and run and
play on the large, wooded property.
When we introduced him to
Belisana, we were devastated to find
that he was terrified of her. Perhaps it
was her size or the onslaught of new
experiences, so we decided to give
him some time. Unfortunately, Colt
never came around. He snapped at
Belisana each time she walked by.
After Colt had been in our lives
for around a year, things began to
change. Colt’s fear of large dogs
escalated. He began showing fearful
behavior towards some people,
mainly men, and other fears. Colt
has what is called fearful aggression.
Some frightened dogs opt for
escape and attempt to hide away.
Others attempt to fight and defend
themselves. This is Colt’s method.
Colt has undergone behavior
modification,
training
sessions
and
socialization to try
and calm his fears,
but his emotions
run so high that
nothing seemed to
work. He has seen
doctors, a veterinary
behaviorist, and the
NHSPCA’s trainer. He
has had blood work and
exams and has never been diagnosed
with any medical conditions. He is
simply a fearful dog.
Many dogs have fear issues and
it is important as dog owners that
we understand the reasons behind
these. Colt is not mean or angry, but
simply afraid. His fear takes over
in some situations and it is all that
he can think about. No amount of
training or distraction has proven
helpful for him. We simply manage
his environment.
Since being hired at the
NHSPCA, I have learned a great deal
about dogs and their behavior. Colt
likely had bad experiences prior to
becoming a part of our family, and
is not mentally able to get past those
experiences. Colt did not display his
fear aggression until later in life but
this is not uncommon. It can take
an animal up to a year to fully settle
into their new situation. Colt took
some time to settle in and become
comfortable, and when he did he
showed us who he is and what his
limitations are.
We are completely in love with
Colt and will continue to do whatever
we need to do to keep him happy. He
is still undergoing training and is on
medications to ease his fears while in
social situations. There is no doubt
that owning a fearful dog has placed
limits on our own social lives, but we
do it because we love him.
We have learned many things by
having Colt in our lives. At times, I
will admit it is difficult. We cannot
allow visitors into our apartment;
we have one “Colt and Tobi
approved” pet sitter (my
manager and friend,
Jen) we cannot take
our dogs to family
outings and Colt
must wear a muzzle
when
walking
around town. But….
this is the way things
worked out and we
manage to maintain a happy
home. Colt is perfectly happy with
his life and we are happy to manage
his surroundings to keep it that way.
When Erik first asked me to
consider a second dog, I insisted
that I could not “share” my heart
– it belonged to Tobi. Since adopting
Colt, I have learned that there is no
need to “share” love. My capacity
for love simply grew when Colt
came into our lives, and I love them
equally.
Although I initially wanted Tobi
to show me that he would welcome
another dog into our lives, which
he did, it turns out that wasn’t
everything. Colt showed me that he
needed us. Whether or not adopting
a second dog was the right thing to
do did not depend solely on Erik,
Tobi and me, but this little white
puppy with the big, dark eyes who
needed people so badly, needed
someone to understand him and love
him unconditionally. We adopted
him to be a companion for Tobi,
and although it is not everything
we imagined, Colt has taught us so
much about devotion, compassion
and adapting for those you love.
He and Tobi live a “happy life with
limits”, and that is enough for all of
us. We made a commitment to Colt
and to Tobi, and we intend to honor
that commitment throughout life.
since
adopting Colt,
I have learned that
there is no need to
“share” love
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immediately selected by her family after less than 14 days in
never bothered to track her new mom. After 14 months in a NH.
down. Although this sounds shelter, Sally found her forever
Dogs like Sally are what our
strange to many pet owners
transfer program is all about!
in New England, dog owners
Sometimes all it takes is a
in different regions may view
change in scenery to save a life.
their dogs differently. In West
Sally needed a second chance,
Virginia, it is common for dogs
and an opportunity to be looked
to be viewed as working tools
and not as family members. In
Sally’s case, after she ended
up at the shelter, she never
went back home. Although
well-loved at the shelter, Sally
spent 14 months homeless and
waiting. Because of a rural
location and an abundance of
hounds in the area, Sally never
found a home... until now.
In April, Sally made her way
onto a transport van and was
driven up to the NHSPCA as part
of our transfer program. Shortly
after arriving, Sally attended an
offsite adoption event and was
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sPring 2014
Compassion for Animals at the Cooperative
Middle School
notes from Nellie
Paws Walk 2014 is coming up real soon and I’m looking forward
to seeing lots of my friends at this awesome event! This year I am
part of two teams that are raising money to help the animals at the
NHSPCA. I’m part of Paula Parisi’s team as well as Team Captain
for the Humane Ed Heroes team of young people who truly are
heroes and who want to help animals on June 8. I will be appearing
at Paws Walk of course; just look for me in my doggie stroller- you
don’t think I want to get my paws dirty or risk getting stepped on by walking on the
ground, do you?? Please consider donating to one of my teams! And don’t forget that I
am an NHSPCA alumnus myself! In June, I will be turning 12 years old and I have never
forgotten how kind and caring the staff at the NHSPCA was before I found my forever
home. Please help take care of more animals like me who just need a helping hand and a
second chance. We never forget those who help us in our time of need. Thank you!
Two of our NHSPCA
Junior volunteers have
taken their service to
the animals to the next
level by educating their
classmates about the
needs of homeless pets.
Rebecca Black and Corey
Carter are 8th graders at
the Cooperative Middle
School in Stratham and recently they delivered numerous bags of treats
for dogs and cats at the NHSPCA. These were made by Team Inferno, Pod
9, as part of their Community Service activities. Thanks to all the caring
and compassionate students who were involved in this project!
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They delivered dog toys and ice toys they had made,
goodie bags for the bunnies to play with, homemade
cat scratchers as well as other wonderful items to
keep the animals amused. We certainly appreciate
their efforts and want to congratulate Chloe and
Elizabeth on receiving their Bronze Award.
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of life for pets and
people who love
and need them.
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Do your children have too much “stuff ”? Do you
dread another birthday party with more stuff to add
to the piles? You may want to suggest your child give a
gift to the animals instead. The satisfaction and pride
that come from giving to those in need, especially
animals, is one of the best presents a child can receive.
Here at the NHSPCA, we see many children who do
just this to celebrate their birthday. If this sounds like
a good idea for your child, check out the wishlist on
our website at nhspca.org or simply ask your child to
come up with his or her own wishlist of items they
would want to give to the animals and include the
list in the party invitation. After gathering the items,
be sure to make an appointment with one of our
Humane Educators so that your child can be properly
thanked and meet some of the animals that are going
to receive the gifts.
In May, Katherine Price of Newton visited the
NHSPCA with gifts for the animals in honor of her
8th birthday. This is the third year in a row that
Katherine has done this. We are so appreciative of her
kindness and generosity!
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on their feet and off again around the pasture!
The ponies troubles were far from over however, they suffered from
chronic coughs from the poor air quality they had been living in; some of
their bellies were distended from poor diet and parasites, their coats were
dry and dull and they uniformly had an unthrifty appearance. But the worst
of all was their feet. Suffering from months of neglect, many of the pony’s
feet were extremely painful. An exceptionally sad condition considering
they couldn’t lie down to get a break from standing.
One pony’s toes had been allowed to grow so long that he had worn sores
in his heels and was in constant pain. Imagine never trimming your toenails
and then shoving them in shoes two sizes too small. Another was standing
on an untreated abscess, and another pony had feet so painful she could
barely hold each foot up for a trim.
A couple of the ponies have chronic coughs, many of them will need
many months of treatment and hoof trims and corrective shoeing to bring
their feet and hooves back to health and soundness. Pepsi, one of the smallest
ponies, suffers from ‘Heaves’, the equine form of COPD-chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, as a result of his confinement, and endures bouts of
severe breathing difficulty. With proper treatment and management, he will
hopefully still have a long comfortable life ahead of him. He deserves it; he’s
such a sweet natured pony and has worked hard enough. He, as do most
of the other ponies, bears the scars of over-use on his shoulders and back.
White marks or ‘saddle sores’ tell the tale of many long hours under poorly
fitting tack and heavy burdens.
For now though, they spend a lot of time grazing and just wandering the
pastures. It must feel good to them to be able to move when they want, to
scratch what itches, and drink when they're thirsty, to feel the sun and rain on
their back, the wind blow through their mane, and fresh air in their nose.
They can often be found lying flat out in the sun, fast asleep w/their hooves
twitching, running in their pony dreams. Equines need to be able to lie down
to achieve r.e.m. or deep dream sleep, which these ponies (tied to the wall in
boxes too narrow to lie down), hadn’t been able to do for a while; so they’ve
certainly some catching up to do. We’re happy to just let them be ponies.
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There are many levels of awards to be reached by Girl
Scouts who are looking for a challenge and wish to
further their involvement in the community. Every
year, several of them earn their Bronze, Silver and
even Gold Awards by designing a project that helps
the animals at the NHSPCA. Recently, Chloe Landry,
10, and Elizabeth Amorelli, 11, both of Danville,
made the animals at the NHSPCA the recipients
of their Bronze Award by undertaking several cage
and kennel enrichment projects to help animals to
keep from being bored while they await adoption.
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6 Commemoratives
The Commemoratives Listed Below Were
Received By the NHSPCA Between
January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2014.
Celebrations............................ from
Thomas & Marion Vanderslice’s Wedding Anniversary.............................
....................................................................................Ms. Lynne Chavez
............................................................................. Ms. Anne V. Nettleton
Birthdays.................................. from
Karen Dawson’s Birthday.......................................... Mrs. Dorothy Gooby
Jack McElroy’s 4th Birthday....................................Mrs. Rebecca Conway
Luke Z.’s 11th Birthday..................................................... Connor Norton
In honor of............................... from
Fairway.......................................................................... Mr. Ralph Divito
Felix Frye.............................................................Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Frye
Fenway......................................................................Ms. Pamela French
Finagan....................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gilston
Gwen..............................................................Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lefebvre
Henny................................................................. Ms. Elizabeth Beckman
Henri........................................................................ Ms. Kathryn Paradis
Indy Boisvert............................................Mr. and Mrs. Marc Alex Warren
Kato...........................................................................Ms. Susan S. Barrie
Lexi............................................................................Ms. Yvonne Heelen
Lily.........................................................................Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lord
Lucy...............................................................................Mr. Drew T. Fitch
Lucy...........................................................................Ms. Joan O’Connell
Luke.............................................................................. Mr. Justin Looser
Luke.......................................................................Ms. Cheryl Thibodeau
Maesy........................................................Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hoffman
Mariah................................................................Ms. Gwendolyn English
Mariah..........................................................................Ms. Mary Driscoll
Matti.......................................................Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Parsons
Molly................................................................... Mr. James Butterworth
Mugsy...................................................................... Ms. Sharon Stempel
Nickie........................................................................ Ms. Lisa D. Buckson
Oiver........................................................................ Ms. Katherine Porch
Oscar Baxter............................................... Mr. and Mrs. Ted D. Mahoney
Our Clients' Pets..................................... Exeter Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Our Clients' Pets.............................Brentwood Country Animal Hospital
Ozzie........................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gilston
Reagan.........................................................................Ms. Susan Garrett
River Zilioli...................................................................Ms. Tammy Harris
Scruffy Low..................................................... Dr. and Mrs. Brian Klinger
Shadow Crowley.........................................................Ms. Trisha Crowley
Sumalee....................................................................Ms. Judith MacNeill
Tasha & Maggie.................................... Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Short
Tucker......................................................................... Ms. Carolyn Kemp
Zooey.........................................................................Ms. Yvonne Heelen
In memory of............................ from
In memory of (animals)......... from
Bandit.....................................................................Ms. Melissa Caldwell
Bennett.........................................................................Mrs. Betty Herrin
Benson...............................................................Ms. Frances W. Hutchins
Benson.................................................................Ms. Melissa J. Hutchins
Blue.......................................................................Ms. Susan Duchesney
Booth.................................................................. Ms. Elizabeth Beckman
Booth and Henny......................................................Ms. Wanda E. Jones
Brodie......................................Mr. John J. Kelleher and Ms. Jane L. Beck
Buckey...................................................Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Williams
Buster......................................................................... Ms. Wendy Grover
Casey.............................................................. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Little
Charlie.................................................................Ms. Betty Fay Benjamin
Chelsea and Sabrina................................................Ms. Theresa S. Snook
Chloe...................................................................Mr. and Mrs. John Helie
Chloe.............................................................................Ms. Cari Feingold
Chloe.............................................................Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bruno
Chloe Yaeger..............................................................Mr. Daniel Gerstein
Clara Kusharina............................................................Ms. Robyn Cogert
Daisy..............................................................................Ms. Jen Komacki
Dudley.............................Ms. Nancy Saunders and Mr. Peter B. Williams
Duke..............................................................Mr. and Mrs. Barry F. Flood
Al DuBois........................................................................Mrs. Nadine DuBois
Albert S. Sullivan.......................................................... Mrs. Criscilla Sullivan
........................................................................ Mr. and Mrs. Peter McColgan
Amy Twombly............................................. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Twombly
Annette Careno.............................................................. Mr. Peter M. Osborn
Armand L. Talbot, Jr.......................................... Mr. and Mrs. Roman Brander
...........................................................................................Mr. Allen Kincaid
...............................................................................................Mr. Ernest Call
Barbara Cable...........................................................Mrs. Nancy G. Melanson
Barbara Flynn...........................................................Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn
.................................... Mrs. Constance Olson, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Morris
......................................... Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hickson, Ms. Jeanine Fecteau
............................................ R.C. Griffin, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ireland
...................................... Town of Rye, Ms. Joyce Flynn, Ms. Cheryl Marsolais
.............................................. Ms. Susan Bernard, Mr. and Mrs. Bunky Lewis
Ben Adams.................................................................Mr. William von Hassel
Beth Hudson................................................................. Ms. Barbara E. Stone
........................................Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bousquet, Ms. Ann Petersen
....................................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rosenberg
..................Board of Directors of Windstone at Bedford, Mr. Peter M. Osborn
Brandt Graves................................................................Ms. Catherine Stoner
Caitlin E. Titus.........................................................................Ms. Karen Titus
....................................Winnacunnet High School, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sweet
........................................Ms. Pam A. Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Laskowski
.......................................Winnacunnet School Board, Ms. Gladys Benshimol
............................................................................ Ms. Michele McCann-Corti
Carol E. Proulx.................................................................Ms. Deborah Proulx
Carol Lebold.................................................................... Ms. Darla Hembree
Chase Paquin......................................................Mr. and Mrs. Nathan W. Ellis
Christopher Smith.....................................Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Skip) Berry
Crystal........................................................................... Ms. Deborah Brewer
Dale T. Young..............................................Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Murray
....................................... Ms. Patricia Downey, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Baker
........................... Mrs. Carol Butler, Ms. Monica Labrie, Ms. Claudette Novak
............................................... Mass Audubon, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hagan Jr
............................................... Messrs. Brian P. Downey and James Brownell
.........Mr. and Mrs. Robert McPhee, Ms. Arlene Labrie and Mr. James Welsby
......................Mr. and Mrs. James A. Shuchman, Esq., Ms. Maryanne Napier
Dante J. Gandolfo, Jr........................................Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wulleman
.................................................................Ms. Deanna Foley, Lindner Dental
....................................................Ms. Janet Chatfield, Reliable Technologies
Deb.................................................................Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Cressy
Don Lamaureaux.................................................................Mr. Alan Buzzetti
Dorothy “Dottie” Katz..................................................... Mr. Peter M. Osborn
.....................................................................................Ms. Renee Silverman
Dr. Ted Cutter......................................................Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mann
Duane Frank................................................................... Mr. Peter M. Osborn
Elaine Rose Finney..................................................Mr. and Mrs. John Boyan
Elise “Judy” Wayne..............................................................Anonymous 2014
.........................................................................................Ms. Judith E. Hunt
Elizabeth J. Frisbee........................................... Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greene
Emily S. White Mannschreck............................Dannen D. Mannschreck M.D.
Eric J. Gale................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dougherty
............... Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Fusaro, Ms. Doris Chabot, Strafford School
Erin Elizabeth Schneider.............................................. Ms. Veretta St. James
Eva Powers................................................................. Mr. William M. Niland
..............................................................................Mrs. Gwendolen Y. Devoe
Frank Woodie...........................................................Ms. Deborah Ludington
Frederic L. Poulin.............................................. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greene
Frederick “Fred” B. Smith............................................. McDevitt Trucks, Inc.
Frederick and Margaret Smith............................Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Frizzell
Frederick T. Delaney......................................................Ms. Theresa Mongan
....................................... Mr. and Mrs. Peter Arbuckle, Ms. Charlotte Gelinas
George G. Nugent......................................................................Mr. Eric Grue
Gertrude P. Marsha........................................... Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Shannon
Greta Munson................................................................. Ms. Laurie A. Keller
Harold “Joe” Ecker.............................................................Ms. Janice Markey
............ Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lamprey, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Scheuerle
Harold Tucker....................................................Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Sparks
Helen Wilson..............................................................Ms. Janice A. Maxwell
Ian P. Creeden....................................................Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zoeller
..............................................................................Mr. and Mrs. Steve Osciak
James A. Cardella.................................................. St. Magnus Condo Assoc.
James R. Smith........................................... Mr. and Mrs. Robert Descoteaux
Jane Moore.......................................................................Ms. Bette A. Hirtle
.........................Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ritcey, Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Wilder
Jean E. Miller.....................................................................Ms. Effie Anthony
Jean L. Williams..............................................Mr. and Mrs. Charles DAgnese
.................................................................Ms. Joelle Lever, Ms. Janelle Lever
......................................................... Ms. Audrey Sullivan, Mr. Robert Cinelli
.................... Mr. and Mrs. Harley Lever, Hallmark Health Medical Associates
Jill Hill......................................Ms. Edna M. Walsh and Ms. Laurie S. Mayers
Joanne....................................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lord
John E. Colby.....................................................................Ms. Eleanor Stacy
..............................Ms. Mary Colby, Mr. Wayne Brown, Mr. Frank Hennessey
Joyce Pearson......................................................................... Mr. Gary Stein
......................................The Housewares/Tabletop Team at Ross Stores, Inc.
Judith E. Slattery...............................................Cannon Mtn. Prof. Ski Patrol
Judy Wayne................................................... Mr. and Mrs. George J. Scott Jr
June Ellis....................................................................... Mr. Peter M. Osborn
Just Gail..............................................Ms. Abby White and Ms. Laurie Chuck
Katherine................................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lord
Katherine Laskaris.............................................................Ms. Lenore Rosen
Kenny Rahn................................................................... Mr. Peter M. Osborn
Lionel L. DeBlois..................................................Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Jahnke
Lorraine Vail................................................Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm R. Pfeffer
Louise Penta.......................................................... Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Taube
Louise Steele...........................................................................Mrs. Carol Hill
Development 11
spring 2014
10K to Benefit NHSPCA
Save the Date
a Resounding Success!
The New Hampshire SPCA is thrilled to
announce that this year, the Saunders at Rye
Harbor 10K has once again chosen to donate
proceeds of the race to help animals in need on the
seacoast. Doug Zechel, Founder of the Saunders
at Rye Harbor 10K and friend of the animals
has graciously named us sole beneficiary of the
sponsorship of the race.
We are seeking sponsors in hope of expanding
our support from the community. Marketing
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The New Hampshire SPCA is set to
hold an exciting new event to benefit the
animals! The “Animal Ride” is a charity
motorcycle ride that was organized by
local motorcycle enthusiast Bill Ball.
Before the event, Bill remarked “Most
people love animals…a lot of people
love motorcycles! When you bring those
two things together, you have many
people feeling good about helping the
animals and enjoying the beautiful
seacoast environment. It’s a win-win!
I hope we raise a lot of money for the
New Hampshire SPCA and that everyone
involved has a great and safe time!”
As we go to press, the event has raised
$1,080 and we can safely say that it is
already a tremendous success. We would
like to extend a very special thanks to
Bill for being the event mastermind and
to the American Legion of York, Maine.
Thanks also to Ruby’s Wood Grill and
Redhook Brewery for donating delicious
fare. We are truly grateful for the effort
and compassion of each and every
participant, the towns involved and the
riders who made this event possible.
20TH ANNUAL
FOR THE ANIMALS
benefits range from signage on banners
throughout the race, to Company’s names
on the runner’s bibs. There are still plenty of
opportunities available.
The race will take place on Thursday, August
21st in Rye, N.H. and is a proud member of
the Seacoast Road Race series, with over 1,000
runners stretching along the New Hampshire
Seacoast, it is the second oldest race in New
Hampshire. 100% of funds raised through the
major sponsorship opportunities will go directly
to the New Hampshire SPCA. Proceeds will help
the nearly 2,500 animals who will come to the
New Hampshire SPCA in need of a home, medical
care, and love, this year. For more information on
how to sponsor this event, please contact Kelly
Lemos at (603)772-2921 x105.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Wentworth By The Sea Hotel and Spa
Please save the date to join us for our
Annual Auction for the Animals! Join animal
lovers and community members for an evening
of lively bidding and festivities that helps homeless
animals in countless ways.
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Ada Massa................................................................Ms. Leslie O’Donnell
Adam Olson...........................................................Ms. Lauren Armstrong
Allie..................................................................... Ms. Jennifer L. Dangas
Allison Tarbox.....................................................Ms. Catherine Chapman
Collette Murray..................................................................... Mr. Jim Perl
Emily Katz...................................................................... Ms. Katy Gibney
Gigi Kidd..................................................................... Mr. Frederick Gray
Jay Berry.....................................................Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pingree
Kathy Hersey Logan................................................. Ms. Kathleen Devlin
Keira Langus..............................................................Ms. Sandra Langus
Logan...........................................................................Mrs. Julie Hanson
Maureen Small.........................................Meredith Village Savings Bank
Olive Keane............................................................ Mr. Mike Riestenberg
Owen Cosgrove.................................................. Mr. Christopher Paterna
Phin Ramsay...................................................... Ms. Denise Timmerman
Rhonda Weeks...............................................................Ms. Kim Stewart
Roland Folson....................................................Ms. Jennifer L. Downing
Ryan Nash Pannella................................................Ms. Rebecca Kennedy
Sarah............................................................................ Ms. Jeanne Calias
Shannon White.............................................................Ms. Ada Wingate
Zoe Bateman........................................................... Ms. Stephanie Canty
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At our annual Volunteer
Appreciation dinner, the following
individuals were recognized for
their service to the NHSPCA in 2013.
Congratulations, and our deepest
gratitude, to all!
GOLDEN CAN OPENER:
(excellence in cat care)
Annette Perry
GOLDEN HORSESHOE:
(excellence in barn animal care)
Annette Sell
GOLDEN CRITTER:
(excellence in small animal care)
Linda & Christin Davies
GOLDEN FLEXI:
(excellence in dog care)
Judy Renzella
OUTSTANDING BOARD
LEADERSHIP AWARD:
Keith Eustis
DEVELOPMENT
Outstanding Outreach Award:
Robert Parish
Outstanding Outreach Award:
Charlie Tyrrell
Major Marvel: Lori O’Brien
Canine Dynamic Duo:
Cindy Waitt & Rod MacKay
A Family Affair:
Aimée & Jonathan Klandrud
Canine Commitment:
Anne Enste, Tom Rowan
and Kathy Dallon
Rookie Mentor of the Year:
Dave Hersam
Sunday Saviors:
Srini Srinivasan & Ellen Snyder
Canine Rookie of the Year:
Mike Burgermeister
HUMANE EDUCATION
Humane Education Assistant:
Cinnamon Catinchi
FELINE
Kitty Superstar: Fran Leavitt
Feline Faithful:
Elizabeth Segeberg
and Linda Beaudoin
Purrfect Pal: Gail Lepkowski
Feline Dynamic Duo:
Jill & David Rumore
Feline Rookie of the Year:
Gary Piotrowski
ADOPTION CENTER
Junior Adoption Counselor:
Jane Blunda
Junior Adoption Counselor:
Barbara LeBeau
Foster Parents of the Year:
Ellie & Peter Coffin
Double Duty Award:
Cheryl Bonanno
Adoption Center Assistance:
Mike Hughes
Adoption Center Assistance:
Sue Frick
The Sunshine Award:
Peggy Mullin
Weekend Wonder: Rachel Auger
Great Groundskeeping Award:
Kathy Gilmore
Shelter Superstar: Kelly Greeke
Humane Hero: Paul Verrette
The Webbie Award:
Nancy Winkley
Loads of Love: Carla Grasso
All Around Awesome Award:
Jim Collins
The Sheriff Award: Betty Fournier
Jill-of-All-Trades: Sharon Sprowl
CANINE
The Night Shift Award:
Karen Mayer
SMALL ANIMAL AWARD
WINNERS: Lauren Gagne,
Jan Marston and Lauren Dodds
SMALL ANIMALS
A Family Affair:
Jen & Erik Hammarstrom
Small Animal Dynamic Duo:
Jean Pepple & Kay Souza
Some Bunny to Love Award:
Jan Marston
Small Animal Angel:
Terra Newbury
Small Animal
Rookies of the Year:
Lauren Dodds and
Lauren Gagne
BARN
Equine Allegiance: Nancy Berube
Barn Guru: Bob Hillery
25 Hour T-Shirt
Katherine Blanchard
Tyler Booth
Amy Churchill
Jonathan Clarkson
Samantha Coulter
Jennifer Davis
Nabil Djoumbaye
Lauren Dodds
Kathleen Gillen
Kathleen Giordano
Deborah Harden
Diane Hatch
Molly Jones
Aimee Klandrud
Jonathan Klandrud
Cheryl Marsh
Lillian McCormack
Jean-Marie McNamara
Christine Minakin
Tricia-Marie Parish
Kendra Paul
Elaine Portalupi
Ryan Posternak
Paige Samson
Harry Shields
Julie Simons
Samantha Thatcher
William Tredwell
Charles Tyler
Tricia Wentworth
Melinda Willette
Robert Wyman
John Yeoman
50 Hour Name Badge
Savanah Conrad, Gary Piotrowski
200 Hour Name Badge
Linda Blauch, Karen Mayer
Ethan Collins
500 Hour Name Badge
Barbara Conway
1000 Hour Name Badge
Robin Sullivan
4000 Hour Name Badge
Candace Merrill
.............................................................................Rockingham Grange #183
Malcolm Parker ............................................ Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Dubois
........................................................................Mr. and Mrs. w. Keith Searles
Marcia york ............................................................Rockingham Riding Club
Margaret B. “Peggy” Clark Gage ..................................Ms. Diana l. Kampert
............................................. Ms. Judith C. Farrell, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kane
.............................................. Mr. and Mrs. lee Herron, Mr. Edward H. Tate II
................................................................................. Ms. Jennette H. Britton
Marie Anne Gallant ......................................................lonza Biologics, Inc.
................................................................Ms. Pamela Ginter, Ms. Jean Alkire
Marilyn J. Ezzell ............................................................ Mr. Peter M. Osborn
........................................... Goss International, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Furbish
Marilyn Stitham .......................................................... Mr. Edward H. Tate II
....................................Mr. and Mrs. larry D. Barton, Ms. Kimberly Holbrook
Michael w. Mataragas ....................................................Ms. Rebecca Shirtz
........................................................... Ms. Pamela Bice, Mr. Michael Quintal
.......................................................... Mrs. Joanne Janca, Ms. Brenda Durkin
Nancy McDermott ............................................................Ms. Coreen Kelley
Nicole Greenlaw Clapp.............................................. Ms. Jacqueline R. Platt
Noel “Babe” E. leveille .......................Franklin Regional Retirement System
.........................................................Ms. Phyllis Mentor, Ms. Noreen Bogusz
................................... Mr. and Mrs. wayne Coller, Mr. and Mrs. louis Terault
................................Mr. and Mrs. Noel leveille Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Dan leveille
Pam Thucaky ............................................................... Mr. Mark w. Thucaky
Patricia “Pat” Cotter ....................................... Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sullivan
..................................... Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sokolowski, Ms. Betty Hansen
........................................... Ms. Anita Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Floridia
Patricia Rickert ............................................... Patricia l. Rickert Foundation
Paul v. McDermott............................................ Mr. and Mrs. John Morrissey
..................................Mr. and Mrs. James J. McKenna, Ms. Naomi E. Rooney
...................................................Mr. and Mrs. John F. lannan, Ms. Carol Clift
..........................................................Cynthia Stosse, Ms. Jacqueline R. Platt
.............................................................................. St. Magnus Condo Assoc.
Pauline Desrosiers .................................................................. Ms. Mary Alix
Peg Melo ......................................................................Ms. Maureen Moore
Phyllis Medige ......................................................... Ms. Sandra MacDonald
Robert “vic” lessard..................................Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
............Ms. Carol J. wallace, Montrone Family Charitable lead Annuity Trust
.......................Mr. and Mrs. Allan Scofield, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mclennan
.................................................. Mr. David Decker, Mr. and Mrs. George Paul
...........................................Ms. Marian lamie, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett
..................................................................Hampton School District SAU#90
Robert l. Marvin ............................................... Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Keller
...................................................Ms. Susan lander, Massachusetts MEP, Inc.
............................................................. Ms. Esther Johnson, Ms. Phyllis Foss
Ruth Ann Rosencrantz ....................................................Ms. Bonnie Broyles
......................................... Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Miller, East Coast Antique
Sasha loopley ....................................................Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dignam
.............................................Ms. virginia A. young and Mr. Roman J. Polaski
Shirley A. Kutash ............................................................. Ms. Michele Bates
............................................................................................. Ms. Ann Craven
Shirley l. Palmer .................................................................The Ross Family
Stan Knowles ...............................................Mr. and Mrs. Forrest l. Beasley
Stephanie Pazienza ..................................Mr. and Mrs. william E. Campbell
Suzie leach ............................................................ Mr. Paul w. Tuminowski
Theresa Doyle ...............................................................Mrs. Barbara Cowen
virginia M. Manning .................................................Ms. Rosemary OMalley
........................................................................Mr. and Mrs. John McNamara
vivian Dumais................................................................... Mr. laszlo Kovacs
wayne whitaker ........................................................Ms. Donna l. williams
wilfred “Bill” Cloutier ...........................................Mr. and Mrs. Rita Beaupre
william F. Dembiec ......................................................... Ms. Melanie J. Fisk
..................................Meredith village Savings Bank, Ms. Sharon woodman
..................................Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sivigny, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edds
william M. Furbish .................................................................Ms. Pearl Hall
Jean Fortier ..............................................................Ms. Marcelle leCompte
Richard Twombley Sr. ................................. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Twombly
Robert Twombley Sr. .................................. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Twombly
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sPring 2014
8 Our Favorite Part
Clyde
Sanjo
NHSPCA,
I am so very happy to provide an update on Sangro,
now Sanjo. My husband and I adopted Sanjo
because we felt our 3 year old kitty, Angie, would
benefit from having a kitty friend around the house.
We were told that Sanjo would be best suited in a
house with other cats but that he was very timid
and shy around people. Although we were told it
would likely take 4-6 months for him to warm up
to us, we thought it would be a good match for
Angie personality-wise, so we adopted him.
Despite daily hangouts in his room, Sanjo did little
more than hunker down in the closet, carrier and
boxes we gave him for the first two and a half
weeks. He would follow our movements with his
eyes, but keep still otherwise with the exception
of a hiss or two if we got too close. We thought
we had adopted a feral cat that would never be
comfortable indoors, until I walked in to his room
and found him on top of the bed, instead of under
it. At the beginning of the third week we tried
introductions to Angie, and while Sanjo was eager
to meet her, Angie wanted nothing to do with him.
We tried again several times during that week and
each time Sanjo seemed to open up more even
when Angie didn’t.
At the beginning of the fourth week we opened
the rest of the upstairs to Sanjo and allowed him
to explore. This gave Angie an opportunity to get
used to Sanjo on her own terms and really helped
move the kitty friendship along. Five weeks in, Sanjo
and Angie are chasing each other around the house
and appear to be fairly comfortable with each
other. Occasionally Sanjo’s interest to play exceeds
Angie’s though. Sanjo is still really nervous around
me and my husband, and will run away if we get too
close, however he has started to follow us around
the house, either to make observations or keep
track of us, but keeps a low profile. We aren’t sure
if he will ever get comfortable enough with us, but
we are pleased with the progress he has made so
far. Most importantly Sanjo and Angie both seem
happy, so that makes us happy.
Best, Becca
Blu
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Warm
Weather
tips for your
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By eden guilbault
Hi NHSPCA,
Our girl is doing great! She is posing after some
playtime ;-). We are working on training - she gets
high marks for sit, stay, and come. We haven’t been
apart yet. We are waiting for her crate to arrive
and then we will ease into some time apart. She is
a bundle of energy, keeps us busy, keeps squirrels at
bay, and fills our hearts . We are so thankful to have
Blu in the family! Thank you for all you did to allow
us a chance to bring our furry kid home. Blu had
her check up today and all is well! She now weighs
43.9 pounds. We are aiming to keep her at 45
pounds. I am sure that once the weather improves
and her outdoor exercise increases she will gain
more muscle to reach her max weight.
We hope that you all experience many more
happy endings!
Penny, Mike, and Blu
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Behavior & Training 9
spring 2014
Spring and Summer can be a
wonderful time to spend with your
dog, whether it’s exploring the great
outdoors, taking a swim, heading on
vacation, or just relaxing in the shade;
the possibilities for a fun time are
endless! However, warmer weather
can be full of hazards for both your
dog’s safety and mental well being.
So here are some seasonal tips to help
you and your dog spend those “endless
days of summer” with peaceful mind
and wagging tail!
Dog Bites and Dog Fights
In the summer the number of dog
bites and dog fights increase due to
the increase in outdoor activities for
people, dogs, and dog owners. Dog
parks can be great fun, and they can
be full of bad experiences for both
you and your dog. Keep in mind that
a dog park that you may frequent in
the cooler months, may be much
more busy during the summer. Again,
more dogs and more people in a small
area can be a recipe for a bite or fight.
Where you might have control of your
dog, realize that many people bring
untrained and under socialized dogs
to dog parks, creating an unsteady
atmosphere for your dog. Having
a negative interaction with another
dog at a dog park, can easily lead to
noticable and potentially aggressive
behavior changes in your dog. Play it
safe and always think about whether
Party Animals!
or not you are setting your dog up for
success in any situation.
Exercise in the Heat
All dogs need exercise, it is crucial
for their mental and physical well
being. A tired dog is a happy dog,
is a well behaved dog! However,
special caution needs to be used in the
summer sun. Special care for older
dogs, short nosed dogs, and dogs with
thick coats especially. We recommend
that you exercise your pet in the early
morning or late evening during the
summer months, to attempt to avoid
warmer parts of the day. Remember
that asphalt can get VERY hot and can
burn dogs’ paws, so avoid pavement
if able, or keep moving and be sure to
not linger on one spot too long!
Thunderstorms and Fireworks
As many pet lovers know, fireworks
and thunder storms can cause a great
deal of stress for some animals. Fear
of loud sounds - fireworks, thunder,
gunshot - are called noise phobias.
For a pet affected by loud noises, this
is a terrifying and uncomfortable
time; both for the pet and the people.
Your pet cannot control their reaction
to loud noises. Many therapies exist
to help with this condition. Learn to
recognize the signs of noise phobias
and some tips to reduce fears. As
always, talk to your vet if this is
a problem for your pet. Behavior
modification alone works well
for some pets, others may need
medications in addition to behavior
modification to be safe and not injure
themselves trying to “escape” the
noise. Desensitization to loud noises
is a slow and methodical process that
is best done under the supervision of
a professional. Trying to escape from
the loud noises can mean broken
windows, torn fences, chewed doors
or dog crates, and result in lacerations,
foot pad injuries, teeth and mouth
injuries or worse as they try to run
from the disturbingly loud noises.
Talk to the NHSPCA Behavior and
Training Department to get more tips
on how you can keep your pet safe
during some of the loudest months of
the year.
Keep Away from Crowded
Summer Events
We recommend that if you will be
partaking in local summer festivities
such as concerts, benefits, festivals, etc;
that you leave your canine companion
at home. Loud noises, crowds, coupled
with heat can be extremely stressful
for your dog. We want all our dog’s life
experiences to be good ones!
The summertime is a time for
family gatherings and parties galore!
Keep in mind that your pet may
not feel the same way about these
rambunctious social gatherings as you,
and may prefer to be kept in doors,
away from the festivities. Again, loud
noises, lots of strangers, and a break in
their normal routine may be stressful
for your dog. If your dog is a “party
animal” and enjoys these exciting
times, make sure they are supervised
throughout their visits with guests,
kids, and other animals; especially
when food is present. Many human
foods that we serve during our parties
can be harmful and toxic to our furry
friends.
Most importantly, enjoy your
summer with your canine friends.
Live, laugh and learn, as the
greatest training happens during our
real lives!
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Hello NHSPCA!
Thank you for this follow up email. I was waiting for
some good photos of kitty before sending. So here
they are. We renamed Flint, Clyde. Clyde is simply
THE BEST addition to our family we could have
hoped for. He adjusted to his home in a matter of
hours. He sleeps curled up between us, by our feet
(a far better spot than on my chest with his face
nuzzled against mine the first night). He loves to
hang out in my art studio (AKA the garage) with
me. The more cobwebs he finds, the more proud
he is. He eats like a champ, plays ALL the time!!!
He loves chasing string and catching small toys
mid-flight through the air. He is healthy and sweet
according to the vet. We love him a ridiculous
amount. He is currently sitting in the bay window,
on ‘his’ spot on the shelf, looking at ‘kitty tv’ - better
known as the bird feeders outside. He has even
made a squirrel friend who jumps up in front of the
window to tease him.
A true love and a true gift for us. Thank you for
rescuing him and helping him find a loving home.
Laura
spring 2014

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