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   

Pitties at the Port: a Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser

Thursday July 30 from 7pm-10pm at the Port Tavern, Newburyport, MA
Love Pit Bulls? Meet us at the Port Tavern in Newburyport for an evening in support of PittieLove Rescue and the MSPCA’s Pit Pals program! Mike Keiley, Director of the Noble Family Adoption Center, and Noreen Ford, Director of PittieLove Rescue, will be guest bartenders for the night. Your cash tips will help Pit Bulls in our community!

Eat, drink, and tip heavily! Questions? Call us at (978) 687-7453 x6118.

FREE Vaccination Clinic for Dogs in Lawrence, MA

Sunday August 9, from 10-12 at South Lawrence Common, 2-4 at Central Catholic
Are you a resident of Lawrence, MA? Get your dog vaccinated for FREE! Thanks to a grant from the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence's Youth Philanthropy program, free rabies vaccines and distemper vaccines will be available for dogs owned by Lawrence residents. Microchips (a form or permanent identification) will also be available for $25.

No advance registration is required, however please bring proof of residency in Lawrence with you.  Questions? Please contact us at (978) 687-7453 x6101 or via email at

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


Blackdog Builders 'Cause for the Paws' Golf Tournament
Thursday September 17 at the Windham Country Club, Windham, NH
Hit the links for a day of golf, and raise money for animals!  For the 14th 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 dinner!
Check-in begins at 7:00am, with a shotgun start at 8:00pm, and lunch, awards, and raffles to follow.  Click here to learn more!  Individual and business sponsorships are available, and provide a great opportunity to promote your company! 

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.

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!