Our Mission & Beliefs
A Safe and Loving Home for Every Animal
To save the lives of
companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption; to promote
learning, eliminate animal cruelty and be a leader in advancing the highest
standards of animal welfare.
The NHSPCA is a
non-profit organization (501c3) serving over 121 communities in the Greater
Seacoast of New Hampshire, southern Maine and northern Massachusetts. We
receive no federal or state funding and rely solely on community support to care
for the approximately 2,500 animals that come through our doors each
Placement and Acceptance of Animals
Our Adoption Center receives over 2,500 unwanted, neglected or abused
animals from our region each year. We provide each one with a warm bed,
medical care, nutritious food and the time it takes every step possible to
place them in the best possible new home.
Behavior Training for Pets
All training classes at the NHSPCA are designed to help develop the skills
needed to make living with your dog pleasurable and much easier. The NHSPCA
uses a method of training known as Positive Reinforcement. Whether you want to
start your new puppy out on the right paw or work on improving your adult dog's
behavior we have the perfect class for you and your four legged friend. Click
here for upcoming class information.
Humane Education & Community Programs
The Humane Education program of the New Hampshire SPCA reaches over 8,000
children each year, encouraging both children and adults to develop and express
attitudes of compassion, kindness and respect for all living things. Our
ever-growing list of programs and workshops are a fun and interactive way to
explore the interdependence between humans and animals while learning how to
create a more humane community. Click here for more information.
Cruelty Investigations & Advocacy
Since 1872 animal cruelty investigation has been one of the cornerstones of the
NHSPCA. Today our services encompass an even wider range of activities. In
addition to investigating between 600-800 complaints of cruelty or neglect
every year, our agent works with other humane organizations to develop and
strengthen legislation that protects animals throughout the State of New
Hampshire. Click here for more information.
Developing a Solid Foundation for Animal Care
Our donors are passionate about the work that we do. They give of their
resources because they trust that the NHSPCA will do everything possible to
find a home for every animal that needs one and go to necessary extremes to
save the lives of as many animals that need that kind of care. We invite
you to become involved in financially supporting the NHSPCA. There are a
number of ways: make a donation, participate in a fundraising events such as
our Auction for the Animals or Paws Walk, or include the NHSPCA in your will.
Each gift, large or small, makes a difference in the life of an animal
and the community we live in, and we are deeply grateful for everyone.
Click here to make a gift to the NHSPCA.
Volunteers Make All the Difference
Whether you are interested in direct animal care, special events, customer
service or administrative work we can use your help. The NHSPCA Volunteer
Program will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a
difference in the lives of all animals. Come join the ranks of approximately
700 volunteers in helping us care for animals who cannot speak for
themselves. Thank You! Click here for more information on
volunteering at the NHSPCA.