Methuen Adoption Center/Nevins Farm

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.

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Walk for Animals - Registration Now Open!
Sunday, September 7th 11am-2pm
Join us for our 6th annual Walk for Animals!  With contests & prizes, food & music, kids’ activities, canine demonstrations and other animal antics, there is something for everyone at the Walk!  This year there are more animals than ever before who need our help, and we’re not going to let them down.
Form a team, walk with your family & friends, and help us raise money to help animals.  Get creative, get a little crazy, but most of all get going! If you start now you have the best chance to help the most animals.
Encourage your fellow animal lovers to do the same. Or urge them to support the cause by becoming one of your sponsors.  And if you can’t join us on the 7th, you can still be a virtual walker!
Click here to learn more and to register
Interested in being an exhibitor or a sponsor?  Email us at  

Blackdog Builders 'Cause for the Paws' Golf Tournament


Thursday, September 18 at the Windham Country Club, Windham, NH
Hit the links for a day of golf, and raise money for animals!  For the 13th year, the folks at Blackdog Builders are hosting the Cause for the Paws Golf Tournament and raising much needed funds for the animals at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.  Play golf, win prizes and raffles, and enjoy a fantastic luncheon - all while raising money for homeless animals.

Check-in begins at 7:00am with a shotgun start at 8:00am, followed by lunch, awards, and raffles.  Learn more and register in advance by clicking here.  Individual and business sponsorships are available, and provide a great opportunity to promote your company! Questions?  Email us at

Tree of Life: A Gift of Celebration & Remembrance


Pay tribute to a friend, family member or animal companion with an engraved brass leaf or foundation stone on the Hillside Acre Tree of Life, a beautiful memorial sculpture on the grounds of the cemetery.  Your tribute will be a lasting visual expression of love and respect, as well as a strong symbol of support for the mission of the MSPCA. 

Choose a Leaf ($100) or a Foundation Stone ($250), and we’ll engrave your personal message as a tribute to your loved one.  Click here to learn more, or call us at (978) 685-0632.

Pet Memorial Sunday
Sunday, September 14 from 2-3pm at Hillside Acre Cemetery
Please join us in observance of Pet Memorial Sunday for a celebration of the lives of our beloved animal companions.  A short service honoring our pets will be followed by refreshments and visits to the cemetery ground, including the newly installed Tree of Life.

Please RSVP by September 1 to Dave Gordon at (978) 685-0632 or via email at

Equine Clinic: Thoroughbred Temperament Training with Shaina Humphrey


Saturday, October 18th from 9 am - 3 pm at Nevins Farm
Have you thought about adopting a Thoroughbred from the racetracks?  Or perhaps you already share your life with an OTTB?  This clinic is the perfect one for you as you transition your horse from the race track to a new career.  Under Shaina’s guidance, you will learn how to maximize your Thoroughbred’s potential for a wide range of disciplines.
Sessions with your horse are limited in number, so early registration is recommended.  Auditors are also welcome.  Click here to learn more and to register now.

Fall Vaccination Clinic
Sunday October 19 from 7am-11am at the Noble Family Adoption Center
Keep your dog or cat safe, by keeping them up-to-date with vaccinations!  Our Fall Vaccination Clinic is open to the public, with no advance appointments required.  Bring your dog on a leash or your cat in a carrier, along with any previous vaccination records if available.  Microchips (a form of permanent identification) will also be available, as well as nail trims.

Click here for more information on the vaccinations available and the costs.  And don’t forget to license your dog in your city or town!

Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride
Sunday October 26 at Salisbury Beach State Reservation - Save the Date!
Join us for our 9th annual Beach Ride!  Bring your horse, or “hoof it” on your own two feet for an eight mile ride along the ocean at Salisbury Beach State Reservation, raising money to help the many horses and farm animals of Nevins Farm.  Your registration will include a delicious pasta lunch following the ride.

Registration will be open shortly - stay tuned for more information!

Paint and Sip fundrasiser
Saturday, September 13 at 6:30 PM at The Bradford Country Club
201 Chadwick Rd., Haverhill, MA


Come join us for an entertaining night out for a great fundraising cause!
Painting Under the Influence and the MSPCA at Nevins Farm have joined forces and invite you to a “paint and sip” party you’ll never forget to benefit the MSPCA. Ticket purchase includes simple step by step instruction in creating a take home masterpiece! Ticket cost is $30.00 and includes music, comedy, painting, and a professional photographer to capture all the fun moments you will have! Seating is limited.
To purchase tickets contact Chris Morency
978-314-4481 or MORENCYCA2@AOL.COM

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