MSPCA Equine Assistance Program

Over the past three years, the rate of equine surrenders to rescue facilities has increased drastically.  The decision to part with a beloved companion is a heart wrenching one for many owners.  These owners could be going through a temporary period of financial insecurity, family crises, or they may simply need help caring for their animals while they look for suitable permanent placements for one or more horses.  The goal of the MSPCA Equine Assistance Program is to try to stem the flood of surrendered horses coming through equine rescues by offering temporary assistance to responsible horse owners in need. 

The MSPCA Equine Assistance Program will serve as a resource for those who need short term help feeding or caring for their horses.  Depending on the need, the recipient may receive reduced cost feed and hay and, in some cases, complete care for their horse. The MSPCA Equine Assistance Program may also offer assistance with farrier, veterinary, or euthanasia costs.  Payments for these services will be sent directly to the vendor. 

Application Process 
An application may be downloaded by clicking on the purple button below. Once the application has been completed, you may submit your application in one of three ways:

● scan the completed document and email to mghareeb@mspca.org
● fax the completed document to (978) 688-6343
● mail the completed document to:
    MSPCA at Nevins Farm
    Attention: Equine Assistance Program
    400 Broadway
    Methuen, MA 01844

Once reviewed, an MSPCA representative will contact you for additional information. The MSPCA representative will visit the farm where the horses are being kept and will speak with references such as a veterinarian.  Aid will be awarded on a case by case basis and will focus on animal owners with a track record of responsible care. 

Questions? Please contact us at mghareeb@mspca.org, or via telephone at (978) 687-7453 x6117.

The MSPCA Equine Assistance Program is funded by donations from individuals who care about the horses in our community.  If you would like to learn more about opportunities to support this program, please contact Melissa Ghareeb at mghareeb@mspca.org, or click on the Donate Button below to make a contribution.