The Walk-A-Doggie-Thon held in August in conjunction with WHEB was a great success. Almost $3,000 was made on behalf of the animals.
First place for pledges totaling $265 went to Roxanne Baxter and Chubbs of Gonic who won a weekend at the Town & Country Inn in Shelburne, NH. Second place for pledges totalling $250 went to Jeanne Bald of Berwick, ME and third place for pledges totalling $202 went to Terry French of Rollinsford. Winners of the Trivia Questions Contest were Tony and List Deluca of Rochester. Congratulations and thank you for your efforts in making this a successful event.
Thank you also to the following sponsors:
Woodlards Team and Athletic Department at UNH
Arthur's Market, Rochester
Blue Seal Feeds and Needs of Rochester
Foster's Daily Democrat
New Bird Graphics & Mark Herrington Design
Prizes and other essentials were donated by:
Town & Country Inn, Shelburne, NH
Firehouse Restaurant, Dover
Play It Again Sports, Portsmouth
Critter Barn, Berwick, ME
All Critters Corner, Dover
Big Dog, Kittery, ME
All Paws Grooming, Lee
Stouffer Renaissance, Bedford, MA
Bagelry-Durham and Dover
Moe's-Dover and Exeter
A special "Freeze" for applause to the following K-9 units: Officer Brendan Murphy and Sam of Dover, Officer Sean Bernier and Bear of New Durham, Officer John Harding and Enzo of Farmington and Officer Tom Chard and Jak of Scarborough, Maine who demonstrated their talents at the walk.
Doretta Crateau who was the big winner in our Apple Harvest Raffle suprised us when she generously donated her winnings to the animals at the shelter. "It was such a selfless act," said Executive Director, Elizabeth Fourar-Laidi. "We were overwhelmed with her generosity." There was quite a pitter-patter of clapping paws at CVHS for Doretta.
Other winners were
|2nd Place||$500 - Nancy Murphy|
|3rd Place||$100 - Donna Enos|
|4th Place||$100 - Betty Bartolotta|
|5th Place||$100 - Mary Cloutier|
Our Honorary Race Director, Kathy O'Brien, braved the rain to finished first in her age category in the third annual Paws Cause Road Race. The runners had a great time and really enjoyed the course. CVHS raised almost $1,000 at the event. Food at the end of the race included cookies made espically by the residents of the Riverside Nursing Home and were a big hit.
Sponsors who made it happen were Dr. Karen Lauze-Neurologist of Portsmouth, Libery Mutual, and Dorr Printing of Somersworth.
CVHS is participating in the Paws to Recycle program promoted by Friskies and the American Humane Association. CVHS collects cans year round, but from September 1 to November 30, the number of cans collected is counted towards winning an award of $3,000 from Friskies. CVHS also receives food for its participation.
Wal-Mart generously donated use of its parking lot and a trailer to collect shoppers' cans to help CVHS win the big prize. Their help and support is greatly appreciated.
The Halloween Howl had lots of fun things to do for parents, kids, and canine friends. The pumpkin decorating contest proved to be a big hit. Winners in the following age categories were:
|13 - 16||Eric Radcliff|
|7 - 12||The winner was so excited he walked away before we could get his name.|
|2 - 6||Matt Bracewell|
There were also face painting demonstrations by Piscataqua Kennel Club - Show-N-Go, Lynda Nelson with Canine Good Citizen testing and Dover K-9. Everyone had a howling good time.