- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014

NEWCASTLE, N.H. (AP) - More than 60 people dove into the icy waters of the Atlantic at Great Island Common in Newcastle to help out the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Organizers touted the 4th annual Doggie Paddle Plunge as a splashing success.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1lbw2Fg ) that although the final numbers aren’t in, officials believe they reached their goal of raising $20,000.

Many of the 63 who braved the waves under sunny skies wore a range of crazy costumes, bikinis and evening gowns.

Those who raised $150 or more in pledges received shirts that proclaimed they froze their tails off for the animals.

Participants were encouraged by NHSPCA officials to leave their doggies in the warmth of their homes.

The NHSPCA cares for more than 2,500 animals each year.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide