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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Hair of the Dog - wine tasting and art event - tickets now available!
Friday, May 1st from, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Essex Art Center
Sample dozens of wines from around the world while enjoying a dazzling array of artwork by local artists.  Make sure to come hungry – Whole Foods in Andover will make your evening complete with a delicious buffet ranging from appetizers to dinner and dessert, including vegetarian and vegan options!
Tickets are just $40 ($50 at the door), available online at


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.

Sponsor a Cage, Stall or Pen in Honor of Mother’s Day!
Sunday May 10
Celebrate your mother’s love of animals by sponsoring a cage, stall or pen in her name!  A Nevins Sponsorship helps defray the cost of caring for animals - food, litter, hay, medical costs—in short, all of the day-to-day needs for our animals while they are in our care.  It’s a tax-deductible contribution that honors your mom’s commitment to kindness and care for animals!

Choose a yearly or monthly sponsorship, and we’ll acknowledge it by placing a sign on the animal housing of your choice.  We’ll also send a special acknowledgement to your mom to announce your gift. 
Learn more about Nevins Sponsorships by clicking here.  Questions?  Email Heather 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.

Photo credit to Jo-Anne McArthur courtesy of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society.

Starting a Backyard Flock: Community Education Presentation and Practicum Offerings
Six Practicum dates to choose from
Learn all you ever needed to know about keeping farm birds!  Whether you are just getting ready to start your flock or have been a farm bird enthusiast for years, our hands-on practicums have something for everyone.  Topics that will be covered include: establishing a successful flock, nutrition and housing, and basic handling and safety.
Sign up for one of our six available practicum sessions, offered from March through May at the MSPCA’s Chicken Coop.  You’ll learn from our staff and volunteers what it’s really like to share your life with farm birds.
Visit to learn more and to register.

Electronics Recycling Event -
Saturday, May 23rd, 8:00 - 11:30 am at Nevins Farm
Join us for the second annual "HARE Project - Helping Animals by Recycling Electronics"! 
Bring us your old electronics (e.g. TVs, computer monitors, microwaves, printers, air conditioners) and we'll find a new home for them by recycling them for you in exchange for a donation!  We won't be able to accept large appliances such as dryers and refrigerators, but we can help with most other items that are cluttering up your basement, attic and garage.  Questions?  Email Julia or call her at 978/687-7453 x 6161.

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