The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a community resource center bringing animals and people together. We provide adoption, education, investigation and sheltering services in a professional and compassionate way. Since 1872, the NHSPCA has been committed to the prevention of animal cruelty and to educating the public about the humane treatment of domestic animals. Serving over 121 communities in Rockingham and Stafford Counties, southern Maine and northern Massachusetts, our Adoption Center receives nearly 3,000 unwanted, neglected or abused animals each year. The NHSPCA is an independent, non-profit organization that is solely supported by private donations and does not receive funds from government entities or ongoing support from national associations.
Placement and Acceptance of Animals At the NHSPCA we care for a wide variety of purebred and mixed-breed dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, and many other small animals. The positive, comforting environment of our state of the art Adoption Center allows animals to thrive while they await new homes. In addition, our barn and pastures provides the best possible temporary home for horses and other farm animals.
Humane Education whether it’s a visit to the Adoption Center for a tour or having our Humane Educators come into the classroom, kids learn first-hand the responsibilities of caring for animals. For kids who want to be more involved with helping the animals, the NHSPCA offers after school clubs and volunteer programs.
Our knowledgeable staff are ready to help each person find the answers to the many questions that pet owners have and assist them with training and behavior issues. From rabies clinics to pet first aid workshops our list of programs and services is ever growing.
Animal cruelty complaint investigations & advocacy have been a cornerstone of the NHSPCA since 1872. Today our services encompass an even wider range of activities. In addition to investigating hundreds of reports of suspected animal neglect or abuse every year, our agents work to strengthen legislation that protects animals throughout the State of New Hampshire. Our Field Services Department works closely with Police Departments and first responder organizations to respond to disasters, providing hands on assistance as well as emergency sheltering.