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New Hampshire SPCA "Elves" Make Special Deliveries to Children Christmas Morning

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    Employees at the New Hampshire SPCA dressed up as Santa's elves to deliver six kittens to families. (Published Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014)

    Unsuspecting children are having an even merrier Christmas thanks to a group of "elves."

    In an effort to adopt out as many animals as possible before Christmas, the New Hampshire SPCA made a very special offer to local families. Employees dressed up at Santa's elves and delivered six kittens to five different families.

    The SPCA elves hit the road by 7:30 Christmas morning.

    Their first stop was the Fernandes home in Stratham, to make a wish come true for 8-year-old twins Georgia and Quinn. The girls have been asking for a new kitten for months and when their mom learned about the SPCA elves, she enlisted their help right away.

    "What a fun way to do it and they'll never forget it, you know, the day their kitten came home." said Christian Fernandes.

    As the twins started thinking of a name for their first pet, the elves hopped in their sleigh and hurried away to the next delivery in North Hampton. This time a Siamese kitten in a pink case arrived at the Fuller home.

    "I was really surprised," Jaeda Fuller said through teary eyes.

    Jaeda's mom, Melinda, is in the military and is deploying in a couple of days.

    "So we have a new little addition to keep everybody company while I am gone," Melinda Fuller said.

    Jaeda tells us the kitten will help her get through when she really misses her mom.

    "I wanted it really, really bad," she said.

    Jaeda first saw the tiny kitten last month when she dropped off a donation at the adoption center. She had asked for donations instead of birthday gifts and raised $500 for the SPCA.

    Her mom has been working on getting her the kitten ever since.

    "It all aligned, I don't know how it came together, but it did," Fuller said.

    And just like that, Santa's helpers granted another wish. Once they left the Fuller's, they had three more stops to go.

    "No matter how young they are, now they're going to remember it and we are excited to be a part of that," Catherine Tobia, a SPCA employee and temporary elf, said.

    "the kids are just so overwhelmed and surprised, it's amazing to be a part of," Jen Frey, another "elf," said.

    The special deliveries were so successful the SPCA elves are convinced they've started a new Christmas tradition and promise to offer the same service to families next year. 

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