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:
35 Horses & Farm Animals Seized from Ludlow Farm
Sheldon is one of 35 equines and farm animals seized by the MSPCA's Law Enforcement in February 2014. The animals had been living without proper shelter or food & water. Many, like Sheldon, were emaciated, one to the point of requiring hospitalization. All will need medical care during the course of their rehabiliation.
Gerry is a senior donkey who arrived at Nevins Farm when his elderly family could no longer afford his care. Gerry has a large tumor on his chest, which is treatable with chemotherapy. Gerry is terrific for his treatments, and loves visitors to his paddock.
4 Pekin Ducks
This handsome quartet of Pekin ducks are recent arrivals from the state of New York, where they were being intentionally starved at the golf course that no longer wanted them. As domestic non-flight ducks, they were dependent on humans for their basic needs. All 4 ducks needed weight gain and had poor feather quality, making it difficult for them to stay warm during the winter. Fortunately, concerned individuals removed them from their previous situation, and they are now recovering in our chicken coop.
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.