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October 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - October 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


Children in grades 1-8 who are reading at any level are invited to join us at the NHSPCA to read to animals from our adoption center or small animals from our Humane Education classroom. This program helps children improve their reading skills in a comfortable and relaxed environment while also helping the animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Reading sessions last 25 minutes (timeslots are listed as 30 minutes to allow time for our readers to exit before the next reader comes in) and take place Mondays each month between 4 pm and 6 pm.  Please note, we want our readers and the animals to have quiet and calm surroundings, so reading sessions are for one child at a time! If you have siblings or other pairs of children who would like to attend at the same time, please email us at education@nhspca.org to see if we have the space and staff to host you!

Cost: $10 per session

Refund/cancellation policy: It is not the NHSPCA’s policy to give refunds for cancellations. For events postponed due to illness or inclement weather, we will make all attempts to reschedule or provide a credit to use toward future programming.  

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.   


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October 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
October 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885 United States
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(603) 772-2921