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Adopt One, Save Two.

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We are so grateful to be able to help the people and animals affected by the recent hurricanes. Over the past few weeks we’ve transported nearly 50 homeless animals from Florida. All of the animals transported were in shelters prior to the storm hitting, allowing those shelters to prepare and make room for animals that would surely be displaced by the storms. Because we are fortunate to live in such a wonderful community, many of the animals we’ve transported have already found loving homes with New Hampshire families!

With more devastating hurricanes making landfall, we are expecting to take even more animals from areas that have been impacted. In order to do so, we hope that more people will step forward to adopt and help us make room in our shelter so we can continue to help as many as we can.

Remember: When you adopt you save TWO lives. The animal you adopt and the one that takes its place.

Here are just a few of the #Hurricane Irma transport animals waiting for homes today at the New Hampshire SPCA.

This gorgeous, two year old,  blue and white American Pit Bull mix is Quincy. Quite a distinguished name. And it fits. This guy is something special. There's his looks, of course, which are superb. The shimmery coat and the eye-catching ears. And look at those soft eyes and relaxed smile. He seems fine with the other dogs he has met at the shelter. If there are children in his forever home, they should be older. Want to help a good dog who needs it? Come in and ask to meet Quincy. You'll be glad you did. 

Bella, a 2 year old Boxer mix,  was homeless for a few weeks prior to arriving at our shelter. She’s looking for a family with an active lifestyle but will give lots of evening snuggles. Bella is a beaut. She has a brindle and white coat and darling ears that stand at attention when she sees something of interest. Bella seems fine with some dogs. If there are children in her forever home, they should be older. Bella came to New Hampshire for a new start. It begins with finding a loving forever home. Yours?  

Dozer, an American Pit Bull mix is still just a pup at only 7 months old, but he’s a sweet and smart boy who seems fine with most of the dogs he has met here. *Update: Dozer is currently pending adoption.

Cookie: This eight year old brown and white tiger was homeless for nearly five months before being transported. She’s considered a senior cat and is much more likely to be passed over by adopters as folks are often looking for kittens and younger cats. Cookie is such a nice cat, happy to curl up in a patch of sunshine. She truly seems grateful for any attention she receives, purring her pleasure when she’s being scratched under the chin. She’s calm and quiet, watching the activity in the cat room from the warmth of her bed by the window. She’d be a lovely companion to someone looking for a beautiful soul to share their home with. Like all animals available for adoption, Cookie is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on all her shots. 

Sassy,  as her name suggests can be a touch feisty when she gets overwhelmed.  Part of that is due to the fact that she's been in a shelter since March of 2017 waiting for home.  A shelter environment can be tough on sensitive souls like Sassy. We're confident that once this beautiful girl has her very own people to love and her own space she will relax and show her true loving nature.  Sassy is five years old, seems fine with other cats and has no litterbox issues. 

Taz is a gorgeous 4 year old Tortie.  She's curious, independent and loves to play!  She's long and lean and has stunning tortoiseshell markings and beautiful big eyes that watch the world with sparkle of curiosity.  She likes people and seems to get along just fine with other cats. 

We have many other animals looking for homes today, please visit our adoptable animals page for an up to date list on all available animals.   

Can’t adopt but still want to help? For a limited time your gift can go twice as far, thanks to a matching gift opportunity. Jo Lamprey, our former board president and current trustee, has generously offered to match every dollar you give, with one of her own-- up to $25,000! Every year, we take care of roughly 2,500 animals.  We provide shelter, food and emergency medical care while they wait to be reunited with their families or adopted into new homes. All of this depends on caring people like you, with a heart for the most vulnerable animals in our community and beyond! Make a matching gift now to help us respond to their most urgent needs. 

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