The New Hampshire SPCA has about three time the number of dogs they normally have due to a recent rescue of 19 Italian Greyhounds and they desperately need donations of dog and puppy food over and above their normal needs.

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SPCA in need of dog food after recent rescue

25 dogs crowd the shelter

STRATHAM — Despite crowded conditions, the New Hampshire SPCA took in 25 more dogs this past week including 19 Italian greyhounds that were rescued in Epping

“We have just under 60 dogs in house” not including the 19 greyhounds said the SPCA’s Sheila Ryan. “Typically, we have a third less than that.”

Ryan said the shelter is at full capacity and needs dog and puppy food.

“We are always in need of dog and cat food, but we need just a little extra help right now,” she said.

Canned and dry foods are needed with an urgent need for adult dog food. Most brands are acceptable.

The SPCA has a policy of never turning down any animals, and the recent addition of 25 dogs caused a shortage in food and space.

“We have really stretched past our typical capacity,” Ryan said.

The addition of 19 greyhounds last week came as a big shock. “This is one of the largest cases we’ve had in a couple years,” said N.H. SPCA Field Services Manager Steve Sprowl.

Pedigree Dog Food is donating a one-to-one match of every 22-pound bag of dog food purchased online at www.pedigree.com.

Ryan said the SPCA takes in more than 4,000 animals each year, which could not be done without continued community support.

For information on current needs, call Jen Corbin, adoption center manager at 772-2921, ext. 115 or Sheila Ryan, director of development and marketing at 772-2921, ext. 106.

The SPCA’s Adoption Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and closed on Wednesday. For information, visit www.nhspca.org. (Seacoast Online)

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