Animal Lovers and Others

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Wednesday, P.M. ~ 1:30 - 3:00

Coordinator: Judith Custer assisted by Marge Colson

Contact: or (603) 743-3348

Location: Durham Community Church


Surprises from our Four-legged, Furry Friends!


February 19 – Moo-Ving Right Along.  Take a field trip to the UNH Dairy Barns -- dress warm. Nancy Whitehouse, Supervisor of Laboratory Research, will take us on a tour of the barns, explain how cows are giant recycling centers, and address the role of the University in the area of agriculture and research. Parking is available at the barns. 


The easiest way is to get on Route 4 from East or West.  Take Rt. 155A Ramp (Whittemore Center Exit).  Turn left onto Main St (155A) heading toward main campus.  Turn Left on Mast Road and another Left on Spinney Lane.  Take a Left into complex of red barn buildings.  Look for a sign that says Fairchild Dairy Research.   Just past that take 1st right into parking area.   Walk to building with sign that says UNH Agricultural Experimental Station...... Use office entrance.


February 26 – Four-Legged Therapists.  Elaine Hersey, breeder of Skye Terriers, will bring some of her dogs, trained as therapy dogs, and will talk about breeding, raising, and showing purebreds and the satisfaction she experiences as she watches her dogs interact with patients.

March 5 – “Best in Show.”  Come watch this hilarious docu-drama about well behaved dogs and their misbehaving owners, as they compete for "best in show.”

March 12 – Mimi Clark, former Commissioner of Animal Control and Department Head, Animal Welfare and Control in Washington, D.C. and the State of Maryland will share her experiences as a cruelty invesigator and prosecutor.  Mimi was the President of the Maryland Federation of Humane Organizations, has done innumerable radio and television appearances and served as an expert witness in cruelty/neglect cases.  In NH, she was a Board Member at the NHSPCA, has been a guest lecturer at the New England Animal Control Academy at UNH, served on the N.H. Task Force for Animal Matters and has served on a number of blue ribbon committees and panels regarding animal legislation.