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.

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.


Pet Rock
Saturday, April 18th from 3-8 pm at The Claddagh
A Huge Production presents Pet Rock: Concert to benefit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. With live music, games, raffles and fun atmosphere ticket holders can support the MSPCA in a multitude of ways and even walk away with cool prizes in addition to great memories and knowing they supported a great cause.  
Learn more about the lineup and purchase your tickets today!  Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

Summer Camp - Registration Now Open
Sessions for kids grades 2-9
The MSPCA at Nevins Farm Children's Summer Camp teaches lifetime lessons of compassion, responsibility and respect not only toward animals, but toward all life and the environment as a whole.  
Campers work alongside shelter and barn staff to help care for our animals - all while learning about animal welfare and making new friends!
Sessions fill early and always sell out, so make sure to register early!

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!