Pet Owner Resources

Farm Animal Care and Adoption

You might be surprised to hear that the MSPCA takes in surrendered farm animals, including pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, and cows.  When these animals are raised as pets, its important that they be placed in a similar situation, with families who will love them just as they would a cat or dog.  Read on to learn more about farm animals, what it takes to adopt one, and special events happening at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, one of the few local farms taking in homeless farm animals.

Hemi, a Yorkshire farm pig, enjoys a fruit salad on National Pig Day in 2010.  He was adopted with his buddy Sammi by our friends at Spencer Pierce Little Farm later that year.

As one of the few local sites that accepts and cares for surrendered farm animals, the MSPCA at Nevins Farm receives animals from many situations.

Click here to find out which farm animals are currently available for adoption at Nevins Farm.  We almost always have chickens, ducks, goats, and pigs in residence.

Caring for a pig or chicken is very different from caring for a cat or dog!  Visit this link to learn more about the exact housing and care needs of farm pets.

Farm animals require veterinary care just as other pets do.  Click to read more about their special needs, and how to find a large animal vet in your area.

Did you know that goats and sheep only have teeth on their bottom jaws?  Or that a baby lamb can identify its mother by her bleat?  Click above to learn more fun facts!

Click the link above to learn about special events or adoption promotions taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Pet owners experience a special bond with their animal companions.  View our collected stories and photos of adopted animals in their forever homes by clicking the button above.