A gaggle of furry friends invaded the center of the Fox Run Mall on Saturday as the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals (NHSPCA) brought dogs and cats of all sizes to be adopted by excited mall goers.
According to Kirsten Cremer, an adoption specialist with the NHSPCA, the organization held a similar event in August 2011 in order to promote adoption of worthy animals and to bring awareness to the organization. For this event, 12-15 friendly, outgoing and sociable cats and dogs were let loose in the center of the mall for passers-by to meet and greet and possibly find an adoption match.
Cremer said during August’s 7-hour event, 13 animals were adopted. At around 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, just one hour into the event, already one pet had been adopted, with another cat adoption pending.
On Friday a local family visited with a four-year-old black domestic short hair named Rondo.
The family called Cremer during the adoption event, asking the specialist to place a “pending” on Rondo in anticipation of adopting him.
“It’s all about finding home for homeless animals,” said Cremer.