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  


MSPCA ‘Adopt a Classic’ Senior Cat Adoptathon
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF JULY! Adoption Fees Waived for Cats over 9 years of Age!
Looking for a new feline friend? Adopt a Classic!  Thanks to generous donors, the adoption fee for cats 9 years and older is being waived during the entire 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, the MSPCA at Nevins Farm is certain to have the perfect match for your family.  Come down and visit a homeless cat in need - you’ll never regret it!  Click here to learn more.  Ready to meet some of our available cats?  Click here.

Silver Oak Charity Luncheon
Sunday August 17 at Silver Oak Jumper Tournament in Halifax, MA
Join us for our Charity Luncheon in support of the MSPCA’s Equine Programs. Your ticket will include admission and parking into the horse show as well as a keepsake MSPCA Equine Center wrist band custom-made by Amelia Rose Jewelry and seating for our luncheon. You’ll have a great view of the Grand Prix Field, where you’ll be able to view a parade of the MSPCA’s horses just prior to the Grand Prix event.

All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the horses and farm animals of the MSPCA.  Click here to learn more and to purchase your tickets!

Bring Shelton Home! – Win a 4’ Big Dog Sculpture!


Raffle tickets available through July 26th!
Here’s your chance to own a classic New England piece of art AND help animals at the same time.  This 4’ version of Dale Roger’s Big Dog is seeking a permanent home – and it could be yours with the purchase of a $10 raffle ticket!  Now through July 26th, Shelton (named in honor of shelter dogs everywhere) will be traveling to various locations in search of his home.

Read Shelton’s story here, or follow his journey on our Facebook page. Raffle tickets are available at each of Shelton’s stops, at the Noble Family Adoption Center, and at Shawsheen Village Liquors. 

Questions? Call us at (978) 687-7453 ext. 6118.

Saturday July 26th from 5-8pm at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm


Join us for our 2nd annual Tails & Ales, a sampling of local beers from New England breweries.  With dozens 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 $35 in advance and $45 at the door.  Last year’s event sold out in advance, so be sure to get yours early! Tickets are available at

Looking for a fun summer fundraiser?
Host Thunder’s Lemonade Stand!


There’s no better way to beat the summer heat, have some fun and raise some funds for the animals at Nevins Farm than a good old fashioned lemonade stand. 
A perfect fundraiser for kids, this stand can be manned during public hours at Nevins Farm or borrowed and hosted at an event off-site!
Read more about the steer for which the stand is named and how the stand works here.  And to make a reservation, email Julia at 

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