If you have traveled route 33 in Stratham, NH in the last few weeks you may have noticed that the barn located at the New... Read More
If you have traveled route 33 in Stratham, NH in the last few weeks you may have noticed that the barn located at the New Hampshire SPCA has a shiny new coat of red paint. This was the brain child of Michael Parkin founder of Exeter Events and Tents. I asked Michael what was his motivation in taking on this project. “I came up with the idea because I thought it would be a nice way to reinvest in our community. It was an unsolicited offer and it was consistent with my philanthropic core values”. The project required two days of planning and another two 12 hour days of painting using a 2 man crew the first day and one painter the second day. Exeter Rent-All donated all the brushes, paint sprayers (TITAN), lifts (NIFTY LIFT) and ladders (Little Giant) to accomplish the job. The barn required 15 gallons of Benjamin Moore Paint donated by Arjay Ace Hardware of Exeter.
The completed barn was a huge hit with the New Hampshire SPCA. Suzanne Bryant Farm Animal Care Coordinator commented; “Mike, truly, thanks so much for the paint job. The barn looks great and was so desperately in need. You guys ROCK!!”
We also heard from some of the residents of the Big Red Barn.
Peter and Seven said; “We just wanted to thank everyone involved in making our temporary home (we all want to be adopted into great families) beautiful again. If we had arms we would hug you. You are always welcome to come down and say hi and share a bag of oats, a handful of carrots or a bale of hay with us!”
O.K., I think that’s what they said, but seriously the New Hampshire SPCA has many types of animals that need good loving homes. So if you are driving on Rt 33 in Stratham, NH and see the newly painted red barn pull in and check out the animals up for adoption or if your home is already full meet the volunteers, volunteer yourself or make a donation, no amount is to small to help the cause. Visit one of these links http://www.nhspca.org/contributions.html or http://www.nhspca.org/about.html and thanks in advance.
|Peter4 yrs. old, 14.2H, White/Grey, Paint Gelding. Peter is super sweet. He’s got an awesome head, cute build and a kind eye. He had a tough geld but is all healed up and doing great now. All fattened up and ready to start work. We’ll keep you posted on his progress. Check back soon for more info.Adoption fee is currently $575.|
|Seven8 yrs. old, 15H, Chestnut/Flaxen, MO Foxtrotter/QH Cross Gelding. Seven has some “sticky stifles” and is currently in a conditioning program so we can determine whether or not he will need surgical intervention. So far, so good; he’s doing great and rarely takes a sticky step!! Hopefully we’ll be able to get him up to snuff in the coming weeks. We’ll keep you posted…Adoption fee is currently TBA|