Saturday September 16th
If you love animals and riding, then join the many other bikers who do and show your support at the 3rd Annual Wheels 4 Paws Charity Motorcycle Ride! Held on Saturday, September 16th, rain or shine.
There's no registration fee. Participants are asked to fundraise in advance rather than pay a fee, and all proceeds will go to the care of the homeless animals. We welcome all riders whether you fundraise or not! A pre-determined route map is available. Delicious barbecue by JimEddie's, music with a DJ, a 50/50 Raffle, and a Brown Bag Raffle with items donated by local businesses. Commemorative tee shirts will also be available.
Sunday September 10th
A memorial event to honor the lives of the pets we have loved. The joy of the time we've spent with our beloved pets makes their loss worthy of commemoration.
Join the community at Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey, NH on Sunday, September 10th from 1-3 p.m. for a community event to share sorrow, love, and stories. Please bring a photo to share (unframed, no larger than 8x10, plain paper print is best--not one you need to get back) and we'll create a temporary memorial wall, and plant a spring-blooming bulb in memory of our pets. Admission is free. Open to the public. Plenty of parking. Refreshments provided.
Saturday October 14th 2017
Monadnock Humane Society will hold its 15th Annual Hair Ball on Saturday, October 14th – themed “Beauty of the Beast” - this year to be held at Monadnock Humane Society. Proceeds from this event benefit the animals in our care. Once again voted the #1 Event for Charity in the “Best of Monadnock” awards, this year’s Hair Ball promises a fun-filled evening of fabulous food, beautiful surroundings, dancing, and the excitement of an incredible live and silent auction. Attire is black tie optional and costumes are encouraged.
2017 Annual Meeting & Compassionate Citizen Awards
Tuesday September 26th 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Come and hear all about what’s new at MHS –
where we’ve been, where we’re going!
During this meeting we’ll also be honoring the MHS Volunteer of the Year, MHS Employee of the Year, and the Compassionate Citizen of the Year.
If you know someone who is a Compassionate Citizen, see below for more information on how to nominate them!
Open to the public, free admission, no rsvp required, plenty of parking.
Dine Out and Help the Animals! --Thursdays 5-7:30 p.m.
Go vegan/vegetarian at Country Life Restaurant in Keene: Every Thursday between 5 and 7:30 pm, CLR will donate 10% of pre-tax bills to MHS. This is an ongoing event so be sure to get a Thursday night dinner planned now! Also – CLR holds a “share a book” fundraiser and has a cash box for donations! Thanks so much to Peggy and everyone at CLR for helping the animals.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUR PETS:
SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR CATS - Neutering not only enhances your cat’s health and contentment, it reduces the cost of pet ownership. Cats brought to the clinic are given a basic exam, after which they are spayed (females) or neutered (males) and given distemper complex and rabies vaccines as appropriate. Cats will also have their ears cleaned, nails trimmed, and coats checked for fleas. It’s like going to a spa! For more information, and a list of clinic dates, click here.
FURRY FRIENDS ACTIVITY TIME at the CHESHIRE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - From April to December, every second Thursday of the month from 10:30 - 11:00, MHS hosts an interactive monthly program. Parents and children will gather in a circle to hear a story, make a craft, or sing a song to learn more about being kind and caring to animals. You will also visit with one of our adoptable animals and learn about responsible pet ownership. Open to the public, no admission fee. The Cheshire Children's Museum is located at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene, NH. For more information, contact Kerri Cuevas, MHS Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (603) 352-9011 ext 147
PAWS TO READ@MHS --Read to a Dog! - Read to a Dog on the 2nd Saturday of each month! The dogs are waiting from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Read aloud practice is free, furry, and fun at Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey, NH. No appointment necessary; first come-first served. All dogs participating in this program are registered, tested, and insured therapy dogs. For more information, contact Amee Abel, MHS Community Outreach Coordinator via email or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 135 Learn more about the program here.
MONADNOCK THERAPY PETS MEETINGS - Open to anyone interested in Therapy Dog work! Monadnock Therapy Pets meets monthly at the Training Center on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are open and free to the public. We ask that you attend your first meeting without your dog. For more information, please contact Amee Abel via email or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 135. Learn more about Monadnock Therapy Pets here.
GUINANE TRAINING CENTER EVENTS
MHS OFFERS A COMPLETE ARRAY OF DOG TRAINING CLASSES If you need to train a new dog or puppy, strengthen your relationship with your dog, explore dog sports, or if you need help with an unruly dog or with behavioral problems, MHS offers solutions with dog training. Please click here for more details, and for a current schedule of classes.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Planet Aid Collection Box – While you’re cleaning out your closets, bring any unwanted clothing to MHS and put them in our Planet Aid box. MHS receives $$$ for these clothes! The big yellow box is on the MHS campus year-round (of course, if you have new or gently-used shoes - save them for the Shoes for Our Shelter fundraiser.
WOOFTRAX - Don't just take your dog for a walk - take your walk for a dog! Download this app today and help raise money for the animals every time you walk! This online fundraiser is for Dog Walking (and walking in general). Easy to do – download the app on your smartphone, fire it up when you walk and we get a check every 3 months. Click here for more info.