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December 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Come spread joy to homeless animals and shine a light on the lifesaving efforts of the NHSPCA by joining our favorite winter event, Deck the Howls!

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us on Thursday December 14, 2023, from 5:30-7:30 pm for a special opportunity to take a candlelight tour, read a bedtime story to one of our rescues, make holiday crafts, decorate the shelter and enjoy some yummy treats. 

Wear some howliday PJs (or any comfy jammies!) and closed-toe shoes and bring your favorite story to share with the animals. Don’t have a favorite? Don’t worry, we’ll have books you can borrow! 

COST: $25 per child 

Due to the size of our indoor spaces, we recommend parents either drop their children off or limit adult visitors to one per family. We want to make sure the kids and staff have plenty of room to comfortably move around and that our animals don’t get overwhelmed! Please note, if you do choose to stay, you may be asked to wait in the lobby for portions of the event.  

Booking and Refund Policy 

Spaces for this event fill up quickly, so register early! Given the popularity and low cost of this event, no refunds will be given for cancellations. In the case that the event must be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will offer a credit to use toward future programming. Once you have submitted the registration form, a member of our staff will reach out to confirm your registration and provide additional information. 

Waiver: 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 YES box when registering, 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 this NHSPCA program.  I certify that I am the registered child’s legal parent or legal guardian.   

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


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December 14, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Manager of Humane Education


New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885 United States
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(603) 772-2921