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 cremation services 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!
Saturday, September 26th 11am-2pm at MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Join us for our 7th 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 26th, 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   


Tails & Ales: a Sampling of Local Beers
Saturday July 25th from 5-8pm at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Join us for our 3rd annual Tails & Ales, a sampling of local beers from New England breweries.  With more than two dozen beers and a sampling of crisp ciders to choose from, you’ll be guaranteed to find a favorite or two!  Add in some tasty tidbits from local food producers and the chance to meet some of our adoptable animals for the perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.  Last year’s event sold out in advance, so be sure to get yours soon!  Click here to order online, or visit Shawsheen Village Liquors in Andover or the Noble Family Adoption Center to purchase your ticket.  Questions?  Email or call us at or at (978) 687-7453 x6161.

WANTED: Calendar models (clothing optional)


Enter your pet in our first annual Nevins Farm Calendar Contest!

Have the cutest cat – or the best photo of your pony?  Submit them in our first annual Nevins Farm Calendar Contest and they could be featured as “Mr. December” – or even on our 2016 calendar cover!
Pics of any and all owned animals – from cats and parrots to horses and chickens are welcome and encouraged now through July 31st.  In August, an independent judge will choose our winners and the calendar will go to press; with printed calendars ready for purchase this fall.
Entry fees are just $15 per image and you can even pre-purchase a copy (or several) of your 2016 calendar now.  They’ll make perfect holiday gifts because everyone wants a picture of your cat for their office!
So, read up on what this contest is all about, choose your most favorite photos of Fido or Princess and submit them today. 
Don’t miss out on this chance to make your pet a star!
Questions?  Email us at

MSPCA ‘Adopt a Classic’ Senior Cat Adoptathon
Adoption Fees Waived for Cats over 9 Years of Age!
July 1st – July 31st
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on senior kittens. We hope these are a few of your favorite things! Thanks to our generous Catvocates donors, the adoption fee for cats 9 years and older is being waived throughout the month of July in all three MSPCA Adoption Centers.  The personalities of senior cats are already well-defined, so it is easier to find the perfect match for your family!

With dozens of senior cats waiting for new homes, we are certain to have the perfect match for your family.  Come down and visit a homeless cat in need - you’ll never regret it!  Ready to meet some of our available cats?  Click here.


Bring Shelley Home!  Win a 3’ American Dog Sculpture!
Back By Popular Demand!  Raffle tickets available through July 25th
Last year’s American Dog Sculpture raffle was such a success that we’ve brought it back by popular demand for a second year. Here’s your second chance to win an iconic piece of New England art, created by the very talented Dale Rogers – and help shelter animals at the same time!  100% of the funds raised will benefit our Angels for Animals fund, which helps heal animals awaiting adoptive homes.
This lovely 3’ sculpture could be yours with the purchase of a $10 raffle ticket, available here at Nevins Farm’s Noble Family Adoption Center, at Shawsheen Village Liquors or wherever Shelley is visiting between now and July 25th.  On that date, we’ll announce the lucky winner at our Tails & Ales craft beer event.   Currently on display at Shawsheen Village Liquors, Shelley’s upcoming tour locations will be announced here as she makes her rounds!
Who is Shelley?  She’s an example of the spirit of all shelter dogs. Learn more about her and how she came to be by clicking here
Questions?  Email Julia or call her at 978/687-7453 x 6161.

Sell Lemonade, Help Horses!
Thunder's Lemonade Stand Opens for the Season
Warm Weather = Lemonade! That means it’s the start of Thunder’s Lemonade Stand at the MSPCA, and the opportunity for kids of all ages to help horses and farm animals who come to Nevins Farm needing extra medical care!  Named in honor of our former resident Thunder the steer, the lemonade stand is available for kids to host any Saturday or Sunday from 12-4pm right here at Nevins.  Book the stand, whip up a few batches of lemonade, and bring along some cups.  Sell lemonade, and donate the money you raise to our medical fund.  Afterwards, you’ll get a special introduction to one of our farm animals awaiting adoption.

Learn more here, or email us at  

Join the Harriet Nevins Society
Become a member of the Harriet Nevins Society and help us touch the lives of thousands of animals every year! These dedicated individuals who donate annual gifts of $1,000 and above to any Nevins program provide vital resources necessary to support the animals and programs of the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Society members will have the opportunity to experience private tours, invitations to exclusive gatherings with Nevins staff and leadership recognition in the MSPCA-Angell annual report and other donor listings.

Learn more about the Harriet Nevins Society and how your gift will make an immediate impact on animals in our community by clicking here. Questions?  Contact Heather Robertson at or (978) 687-7453 x6118.

2015 Events
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Have a favorite Nevins Farm event?  Check out our plans for the year, mark your calendar now and be a part of the fun!