The NH Humane Society hosted its first Christmas tree decorating event on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Despite snowy weather and some slick roads, Christmas with Fur-Ever Friends was a success! At least a dozen children came to participate in holiday crafts, including wildlife friendly popcorn and cranberry strings and pinecones covered in peanut butter and bird seed for the outdoor tree, which was graciously donated by Miracle Farms in Moultonboro. Merry makers arrived at the shelter in time for a tree blessing and decorating and a cheerful bonfire, as well as to partake in food and drinks. Visitors were also welcome to tour the shelter facility, and meet the many cats and dogs waiting for their forever homes this holiday season. Two cats were adopted during the event, and many dogs spent time with potential new families in our visiting rooms.
“The NH Humane Society is part of the Lakes Region community and we like to open our doors to welcome visitors, especially during this time of holiday cheer. This community gives us so much – donated items, financial support, and volunteer hours – and we like to give back,” says Marylee Gorham, Executive Director of the Humane Society. “This event was a huge undertaking but came off seamlessly, even with a little winter storm in the mix, thanks in large part to our volunteers and fundraising committee. We couldn’t do it without them.