Ashton's Hope Fund

Named for a young foal who needed expensive surgery, Ashton’s Hope Fund provides medical care to MSPCA horses and farm animals currently being cared for at Nevins Farm.  Some may need routine surgery or special shoeing, while others may be suffering from serious injury or disease, or in need of lengthy rehabilitation to restore their health, dignity and grace.  Calli is just one of many such horses who have been saved by this live-saving fund.  Read her story by clicking here.

Today, we need your help.  There are more horses and farm animals still in need at Nevins Farm.  Your contribution to this fund can change their lives.  Please consider a donation to Ashton’s Hope Fund, and make a difference today.

Here are just a few horses & farm animals who need your help now:



Annabelle is a 22 year old Belgian mare who arrived at Nevins Farm when her owner could no longer afford to keep her.  Annabelle has severe dental disease, suffering from Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH), a degenerative disease that is causing her teeth to rot at their roots and which is very, very painful . She needs multiple extractions to help her live a pain-free life.


Chico is a 24 year old pony who recently arrived at Nevins Farm when his owner passed away.  He was very underweight upon arrival and is currently undergoing a strict re-feeding regimen to gain weight and restore his health.


This darling duck arrived at Nevins with severe frostbite on her toes. Parts of her toes were so damaged that they had become necrotic and were beginning to fall off.  After an exam with our veterinarian, we determined that Hashbrown could indeed live a normal life with surgery to remove the exposed toe bones.  Her recovery will take some time, after which we hope to find her the perfect adoptive home!

Sadly, these are just a few of the many animals arriving at Nevins Farm needing immediate medical help.  As horse owners find themselves in dire straits as a result of the tough economy, it is taking its toll on their horses.  Ashton's Hope Fund can help restore the health of these horses and farm animals.  Click on the Donate button to make a contribution on line, or mail a contribution to:

MSPCA Equine & Farm Animal Center
Attn: Ashton's Hope Fund
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

If you prefer, you can make a contribution via telephone by contact Melissa Ghareeb at (978) 687-7453 x6117.

Click here to learn about our Angels for Animals Fund, providing medical care for our domestic animals.