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December 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Join us at the NHSPCA for our first ever Deck the Howls event! This is held every year at animal shelters all across the United States.

Wear your favorite holiday PJs and read our shelter pets a bedtime story! We have lots of books to choose from or you may bring your favorite holiday story to share with the animals. We’ll also have crafts, holiday activities, lots of furry friends to meet, and we’ll end the night with hot chocolate, cookies and a holiday story! Advance registration is required. Enrollment is limited

Deck the Howls for homeless animals!

? Read holiday stories to shelter pets
? Decorate cookies for dogs and people
? Make a holiday decoration for the animals’ kennels
? Visit the Humane Education classroom pets
? Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and a story


Ages: 5 to 12 years old

What to wear: Holiday pajamas (or any jammies!), closed toe shoes/slippers

What to bring: Holiday books (or you may borrow one of ours!)

How much: $15.00 per child.

Did you know??
Reading helps shy animals learn to relax around people and that calm behavior is desirable. When children read or tell stories to animals, it also helps them develop their own reading skills.

Waiver & Photo Release: I recognize that in conjunction with my child’s attendance at the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA), my child will be in contact with and may be allowed to hold and pet animals. I understand that despite all precautions made, there is a chance that my child may contract a disease or illness by handling the animals. I further understand that there is a chance that my child may sustain a scratch or bite while handling animals. I understand that the above is illustrative of the types of risks involved in participating in programs at the NHSPCA, but is in no way a complete list of possible risks. By checking the box below, I do hereby absolutely and unconditionally release and discharge the NHSPCA, including its employees, successors, assigns, directors, officers and agents from and against any and all claims, obligations and liabilities of any nature relating to or arising out of my child’s participation with the NHSPCA camp program.  I certify that I am the above child’s legal parent or legal guardian.

I authorize the NHSPCA to use photos of my child engaging in program activities for media purposes.

Refund and Cancellation policy:  All fees are non-refundable and will result in a donation of the total fee to the NHSPCA. If the NHSPCA has to cancel a program, then we will issue a full refund.


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December 5, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885 United States
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(603) 772-2921