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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q. Are you part of the ASPCA?
A. No. The ASPCA is an animal welfare organization in New York City. Although they often provide shelters with grant funding for projects, they are not our parent organization and we do not receive funding through them. We are a private, non-profit organization and do not receive any tax funding for our services. We rely on the generous donations from our community to continue our work.

Q. How much time are animals allowed to stay up for adoption at the NHSPCA?
A. The NHSPCA is an open admission, unlimited stay facility. We do not have a time limit on our animals finding homes.

Q. How much does it cost to adopt a pet?
A. A list of our adoption fees and further information on adoption is available here.
 
Q. I can't afford my pet's veterinary care, can the NHSPCA help me out?
A. While the NHSPCA is not in a position to assist with your pet's veterinary care, you can view a list of resources available here.
 
Q. Are all the animals at the NHSPCA spayed or neutered?
A. Through our progressive spay/neuter incentives, the NHSPCA has helped to make New Hampshire a leader in the quest to end pet overpopulation. We are proud to say that at this time every cat, dog, puppy, kitten and rabbit is spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
 
Q. Does the NHSPCA have small animals available for adoption?
A. We have animals of all shapes and sizes available for adoption! From horses and goats to bunnies, ferrets, gerbils, birds and rats, there are many different types of animals looking for loving homes. Visit our Animals Available  for more information.
 
Q. I want to have my child's birthday part at the NHSPCA, how much does it cost?
A. Birthday Parties at the NHSPCA are tons of fun! You can view information on birthday parties here.
 
Q. What do I do if I suspect animal cruelty or neglect?
A. If you are suspicious about something you have seen, please report it. Information on animal cruelty, including how and when to report can be found here.
 
Q. I am having behavioral difficulties with my pet, can you help me?
A. Yes, there are many resources through the NHSPCA to help you with your pet's behavior. Visit our Training section for more information.

Q. I have found an injured wild animal/bird, can I bring it to the NHSPCA?
A. The NHSPCA is not able to receive wildlife as we are not a licensed wildlife facility. You can get more detailed information through  www.wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/faqs-wildlife.htm or www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org or www.wingswildlife.org
 
Q. Can the NHSPCA recommend a veterinarian?
A. The NHSPCA is not the overseeing agency of veterinarians and can't recommend one vet over another.  We suggest calling local veterinarians and visiting them if possible to make your decision on which one best suits you.

Q. I have donations for the NHSPCA, when can I drop them off?
A. You can drop off donations anytime! You can come to the Adoption Center during open hours or place your donations in the bins located outside the front and side doors of the Adoption Center.  If you have a large donation, such as cages, hay or large volumes of pet food or towels, we ask that you call first so we can accomodate you. 


 

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