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:
Molly is a 20 year Cob pony, a former school horse, and now homeless. Molly has been diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease as well as chronic sinus infections due to a decaying tooth. Aside from ongoing treatment for her Cushings Diesease Molly will need dental surgery to remove the tooth, which may cost over a thousand dollars.
Patrick is a handsome 19 year old Thoroughbred gelding who has recently returned to Nevins Farm when his adoptive home could no longer keep him. Patrick is also undergoing treatment for Lyme disease, and will require a lengthy treatment and recovery.
Waddles is a young Cayuga duck, surrendered with a flock of other waterfowl who had been discovered living in a small apartment in western MA. Waddles has significant scarring and feather loss around his eyes; we are concerned about some loss of vision. More concerning is the large wound on his beak, indicating that he may have been attacked by another animal.
Waddles is currently receiving antibiotics and regular medicated bathes, in the hopes that his wounds will heal over time.
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
Methuen, MA 01844
If you prefer, you can make a contribution via telephone by contact Melissa Ghareeb at (978) 687-7453 x6117.