It was such a cold, rainy day yesterday and I needed a little mood booster, so I do what always works.  Since it's on my way home, I went to visit the animals at the NHSPCA in Stratham.

You might recall the blog from not long ago, 28 dogs were considered evidence in an animal cruelty case.  Their former owner finally surrendered the dogs after a lengthy court battle and the NHSPCA has begun to find their forever homes.

There are some dogs, however, that are still there who have medical problems.  For instance, Nori, pictured here, has a mammary mass and some dental issues, according to Riann Hadley who I spoke with yesterday.  She went on to say some of the other dogs have similar issues.  They currently do have applications for the dogs, however, not all the applications are a good match.  For instance, Nori here would do well in a quiet home without any other pets.

The NHSPCA also has a huge pig up for adoption named Hank.  Hank has his own room and wags his tail when you walk up to take a look at him.  Despite what people think, Hank is very clean and very smart.

One of the cat rooms, always one of my favorites, had several kitties roaming about, but there was one who stayed in his cozy corner.  When I went to say hello, he hissed and his ears went flat.  (I get it, buddy.)  I wondered what happened and why his owner had to give him up.  He was a beauty and I hope he finds a forever home.

If you'd like to make a donation to the NHSPCA, they are currently having their holiday online auction to benefit the animals.  Lots of items up for auction, check it out here.

If you'd like more information on the German Shepherds they still have, visit them in Stratham or give them a call 603-772-2921.