Lisa Denison Tells How You Can Help Rescued Animals

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Lisa Denison

Animals rescued from a Bedford house are now at the NH SPCA in Stratham.  This was the second time the house has been checked by animal welfare officials. And this inspection resulted in the removal of a number of animals from the premises. Podcast producer Roger Wood speaks with Lisa Denison, Executive Director of New Hampshire’s largest animal shelter, the NHSPCA in Stratham.

Lisa Dennison

Lisa has served as the Executive Director for the New Hampshire SPCA since 1994. She has served two terms as President, Legislative Chair and currently serves as an Advisor for the NH Federation of Humane Organizations. She has also served on the HSUS Companion Animal Advisory Council, PetSmart Charities Thought Leader Round Table and currently serves on the Evolution of Animal Welfare Task Force. She has also served on the on the board of directors of The Sharing Foundation for ten years.

She is a graduate of Leadership Seacoast and a former Rotarian. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Organization and Management from Antioch New England Graduate School.

Lisa was presented with a Commendation for Outstanding Service from Governor Chris Sununu for her leadership and years of service to the NHSPCA, having been an advocate for stronger laws for individualized and long term care to protect animals and for her efforts to further animal welfare in NH.

Roger Wood at his home studio in Portsmouth

Roger Wood is an award winning radio, podcast, newspaper and television journalist, with over 50 years of experience in the media.   Roger has spent his entire professional career in New Hampshire. Roger currently serves as associate publisher and podcast producer at  In 2021 and 2022, he was recognized by the New Hampshire Press Association for his work in news podcasts. He is the 2022 winner of the NHPA lifetime achievement award. Prior to that he was honored for his work in broadcast radio news and public affairs. He has produced news and special feature reports for, New Hampshire Public Radio, NPR, and other public and commercial radio stations.  He also has produced spot news for CBS Radio. He has produced and narrated some 50 audiobooks and has written three novels.  Roger has also moderated political forums for Seacoast Area Chambers of Commerce in Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races. He has also facilitated public policy discussions locally and statewide.  He has three adult children and four grandchildren. Roger and his wife Elaine, reside in Portsmouth.

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