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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Equine Ambulance & Safety Training

Saturday & Sunday, October 4th and 5th
Are you ready for an equine emergency?  Register now to learn how to safely and quickly move and rescue horses and other large animals.  This session is geared towards first responders, but anyone interested in learning this lifesaving skill set is welcome to sign up!
Attendees will gain a basic knowledge of horse and livestock behavior and body language, the theory and proper use of rescue equipment - including our innovative Rescue Glide - and equipment that might be available to first responder departments.  Class size is limited to 40 people, to allow each attendee individualized instruction as well as the opportunity to participate in hands-on sessions. 

Click here to learn more about our training program and register.

Walk for Animals A Success!

Fundraise through September 30th!
Our 6th annual Walk for Animals was a huge success - but we're not done helping animals yet!  Hundreds of Walkers are still fundraising through September 30th, and you can show your support with a pledge.  Click here to make a gift on behalf of one of our Walkers - you'll be helping us help even more animals in need!

Want to check out the action at the Walk? Click here to see photos from the day!

Tree of Life: A Gift of Celebration & Remembrance


Pay tribute to a friend, family member or animal companion with an engraved brass leaf or foundation stone on the Hillside Acre Tree of Life, a beautiful memorial sculpture on the grounds of the cemetery.  Your tribute will be a lasting visual expression of love and respect, as well as a strong symbol of support for the mission of the MSPCA. 

Choose a Leaf ($100) or a Foundation Stone ($250), and we’ll engrave your personal message as a tribute to your loved one.  Click here to learn more, or call us at (978) 685-0632.

Equine Clinic: Thoroughbred Temperament Training with Shaina Humphrey


Saturday, October 18th from 9 am - 3 pm at Nevins Farm
Have you thought about adopting a Thoroughbred from the racetracks?  Or perhaps you already share your life with an OTTB?  This clinic is the perfect one for you as you transition your horse from the race track to a new career.  Under Shaina’s guidance, you will learn how to maximize your Thoroughbred’s potential for a wide range of disciplines.
Sessions with your horse are limited in number, so early registration is recommended.  Auditors are also welcome.  Click here to learn more and to register now.

Fall Vaccination Clinic
Sunday October 19 from 7am-11am at the Noble Family Adoption Center
Keep your dog or cat safe, by keeping them up-to-date with vaccinations!  Our Fall Vaccination Clinic is open to the public, with no advance appointments required.  Bring your dog on a leash or your cat in a carrier, along with any previous vaccination records if available.  Microchips (a form of permanent identification) will also be available, as well as nail trims.

Click here for more information on the vaccinations available and the costs.  And don’t forget to license your dog in your city or town!

Horseshoe & Cord Bracelets Now Available!

Make an Equine Fashion Statement! 
Be in fashion and help animals at the same time.  Made of sterling silver and linen cord, this adjustable bracelet is made exclusively for the MSPCA's Equine Center by our friends at Amelia Rose Design. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the horses and farm animals of Nevins Farm, and it's a steal at just $12!

Pick yours up at the Nevins Farm Tack Box (open Saturday & Sunday from 12-4pm), or email us at to arrange shipping.

Blanket Blowout!
Sunday, October 19th from 12am - 4pm in our Indoor Riding Arena
Get your horse ready for winter at our popular once yearly firesale by stocking up on blankets and sheets from our Tack Box. 
For one day only, we'll be selling all of our blankets for $30 and sheets for $15 - and all of the proceeds will benefit the horses at Nevins Farm! 
Once you're done shopping our Blanket Blowout, stop by our Tack Box and take advantage of 20% off everything in the store that entire weekend.

Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride


Sunday October 26 at Salisbury Beach State Reservation - Registration Now Open!
Join us for our 9th annual Beach Ride!  Bring your horse, or “hoof it” on your own two feet for an eight mile ride along the ocean at Salisbury Beach State Reservation, raising money to help the many horses and farm animals of Nevins Farm.  Your registration will include a delicious pasta lunch following the ride.

Click here to learn more and to register.  Questions?  Call us at (978) 687-7453 x6161.

More events!
Want to learn about more events happening at - or for - Nevins Farm?  Follow this link for more great happenings!