Methuen Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844-2052; Phone (978) 687-7453
The MSPCA at Nevins Farm, in Methuen, Massachusetts, is a unique 55-acre animal care complex that provides shelter and adoption services for both farm and companion animals; an exceptional equine program, including rehabilitation, adoption services, and a world-renowned equine ambulance program; community outreach and education, including a popular summer camp for children; resources for pet owners who have lost a companion animal, including a crematory and cemetery; and humane law enforcement services that uphold animal protection laws and provide care to animal victims of abuse and neglect. To donate directly to a Nevins Farm program, please click here.
News & Updates
Horses Helping Horses Spring Trail Ride
Sunday June 9 at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA
Save the date for our 5th annual Spring Trail Ride! Bring your horse, or “hoof it” on your own two feet for an eight mile ride through the trails of Great Brook Farm. Meet some of the adoptable horses at the MSPCA, and many of our 'equine alum'!
Registration is just $30, and will include a delicious pasta lunch. Raise pledges too, and you could win one of many prizes for our Top Fundraisers! Raise $100, and you'll receive a limited edition Horses Helping Horses Spring Trail Ride t-shirt!
Click here to learn more and to register. Interested in sponsoring the ride? Call us at (978) 687-7453 x6118, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hair of the Dog Wine Tasting & Art Show a Success!
Over $13,000 raised!
Thanks to all who turned out for our 9th annual Hair of the Dog Wine Tasting & Art Show last Friday, helping us to raise over $13,000 for the care of homeless animals at Nevins Farm. The evening was chock full of great wines & beers, fabulous artwork, and delicious food. Special thanks to our event sponsors at Shawsheen Village Liquors, Essex Art Center, and Whole Foods Market in Andover. Please visit them soon, and thank them for their support of animals.
If you missed the opportunity to order some of your favorite wines, you can still place an order at Shawsheen Village Liquors, and 10% of your order will be donated to the MSPCA. Choose any of the six Chateau Julien wines featured at Hair of the Dog, and an additional $1 per bottle sold will be donated to the MSPCA by the winery!
It's a Kitten Shower!
Thursday May 16 through Saturday May 25
THE KITTENS ARE COMING...
And to prepare, we're holding a kitten shower to help raise money for our Foster Program. The money raised will help us purchase vital supplies to care for these kittens who often need foster care until they're old enough for adoption. We'll be celebrating in the lobby of the Noble Family Adoption Center Thursday May 16 through Saturday May 25 during regular hours. Stop by to make a donation, enter one of our raffles, or possibly meet see some kittens being bottle fed. You can also make a donation online by clicking here, or order from our Foster Care Wishlist at Amazon.com by clicking here.
Interested in learning more about our Foster Program? Click here to learn more and to apply!
Treadwells Ice Cream’s Dog Days of Summer Festival
Sunday, June 9 from 10am-4pm at Smolak Farms in North Andover
Join us for a day-long celebration of all things canine! Enjoy a day strolling the trails of Smolak Farms, eating the best ice cream in New England, and check out the latest in pet supplies and pet wellness options. With raffles, demos, canine massage, hay rides, there is something for everyone! Download a flyer to share by clicking here. Questions? Call us at (978) 687-7453 x6118.
Nevins Dog Prom!
Voting Throughout May, and Crowning on May 25 at 3pm
The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is proud to announce our 2nd annual Dog Prom for adoptable dogs! Join us throughout the month of May and cast your vote for your favorite Dog Prom King and Queen! Winners will be selected on Saturday May 25 at 3pm, and all are cordially invited to attend the Crowning (human guests only, please). Refreshments are available at our Dog Prom Bake Sale (all proceeds will benefit the dogs and other animals at the MSPCA). Bring your party shoes and be ready to dance to the music!
If a Dog Prom wasn’t fun enough, the pups have invited Ellen DeGeneres and are patiently waiting for her response! Check out their video invitation to Ellen, and be sure to share with others to encourage her to join us on the 25th!
Equine Safety & Ambulance Training Workshop for First Responders
A two-day course, Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2 from 9am-4pm
Do you know what to do in an equine emergency? Are you prepared with equipment, know who to call, what to do? Whether you are a public safety official, a first responder, a veterinary professional, or a barn owner, this course is essential to prepare you for an equine emergency. Offered as a one day course for equine professionals or a two day course for first responders, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians, you’ll learn how to move large animals safely and quickly in cases of disaster or injury, while preventing potential injuries to the humans involved. The course offers classroom instruction and hands-on scenarios using our specialized equipment and equipment that may be readily available to first responder departments.
‘Learn to Long Line’ Clinic with Claudia Lauze
Saturday June 29 from 9am-4pm
Effective Ground Work is key to any training program for both green and seasoned horses, and Long Lining has been described as the most productive of all ground work. Learn proper long lining techniques or enhance your current methods by attending this clinic led by Claudia Lauze, a licensed instructor/trainer who has spent a lifetime working with and training horses of every type and ability across multiple disciplines. Six sessions are available with horses, and there are unlimited auditor spots.
$10 Spay-Neuter for Cats in Lawrence, Haverhill, and Methuen
Book Your Appointment NOW!
Are you a resident of Lawrence, Haverhill, or Methuen? Do you have a cat that needs to be spayed or neutered? Thanks to a special grant, we are now able to spay or neuter cats in these cities for just $10! The $10 fee will include the spay-neuter surgery, rabies & distemper vaccine, and nail trim. Click here to learn more about this incredible opportunity, and to book your appointment.
Not convinced that spay-neuter is right for your pet? Read our top five reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered! To learn more about all of our Spay & Neuter Programs and to find out if you qualify, click here.
League of Kindness: A Newsletter for Kids
Sign up your kids today!
Whether you have kids, work with kids or know kids who love animals, consider signing them up for our new League of Kindness newsletter! The League of Kindness is an updated version of the MSPCA’s Band of Mercy program, encouraging kindness and compassion for all kinds of animals, and helping them to realize that kids can help shape a world that is happier and safer for all.
This monthly newsletter is available in a free e-newsletter format, or as a paid membership with a monthly newsletter in hard copy form. To join this exciting new campaign and become a member of our League of Kindness, click here.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Throughout the year the MSPCA at Nevins Farm hosts events that incorporate both animals and their two-legged friends. Our diverse events offer an opportunity for each individual corporate sponsor to brand their participation in a way that boosts employee morale, provides positive imagery for your organization, and positively impacts your bottom line.
Upcoming events with sponsorship opportunities include our new ‘Tails and Ales’ Beer Tasting, Horses Helping Horses Spring Trail Ride and Beach Ride, our Holiday Tree & Christmas Feast for the Horses, and our largest annual event, the Walk for Animals. For more information on sponsorships, contact Heather Robertson at email@example.com, or call (978) 687-7453 x6118.