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Nevins Farm Looking for Adopters for Goats Rescued from Poor Conditions at New York Property

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is looking for adopters for more than a dozen goats rescued from poor conditions at a property in Owego, New York, on January 18. The MSPCA sent two staffers, as well as equipment to assist the ASPCA in removing the animals, which included goats, cattle, and horses.

The goats were transported to Nevins Farm in Methuen on February 12.

“We ended up taking all 17 goats that were on the property,” explained Kaycie McCarthy, equine and farm animal rescue and outreach manager at Nevins. “They were living with dozens of other animals on a property with limited access to food, water, and medical care.”

“We’re turning the page though, and our focus now is on caring for the goats and making sure they find perfect new homes,” she added.

Among the goats are nine bucks, seven does, and one wether, all of which appear to be crosses of Nigerian Dwarf breeds. They range in age from one to 10-years-old.

Those interested in adopting one or some of the goats are asked to visit Nevins Farm during open hours, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m., or submit an inquiry at mspca.org/nevinsadopt.

MSPCA Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Owner of Emaciated Golden Retriever-Mix

MSPCA Law Enforcement and Brookline Animal Control are seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a roughly three-year-old Golden Retriever-mix who was found emaciated in the area of Newton Street and Clyde Street in Brookline.

The dog—who MSPCA staff are calling “Brooke”—was brought to Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 24, and not a second too soon.

“This dog was in bad shape when she came to us,” explained Mike Keiley, vice president of the MSPCA-Angell’s Animal Protection Division. “On a scale of one to nine, with one being extremely emaciated and nine being obese, she had a body condition score of one.”

“She weighed about 10 pounds, when really she should weigh at least 20,” he elaborated. “We put her on a defined refeeding program, and she’s been stabilizing since.”

MSPCA Law Enforcement and Brookline Animal Control ask that anyone with information on the dog’s owner reach out. Tips may be submitted to Brookline Animal Control via email at animalcontrol@brooklinema.gov, or to MSPCA Law Enforcement online at mspca.org/tip or by phone at (617) 522-6008 or (800) 628-5808.

Young Purebred Ragdoll Cat Needs Surgery to Repair Broken Hip Before Finding His New Home

One-year-old Avatar’s short life has already been an adventure. He was brought to the MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Center as a stray with a leg injury on December 15. Thanks to a microchip, the shelter team was able to track down his owners, who were understandably quite worried about him.

Unfortunately, they were facing their own challenging life circumstances, so they were not in a position to reclaim the sweet cat.

“This is a really unique situation,” said MSPCA-Angell Director of Adoption Centers and Programs, Mike Keiley. “The owners wanted what was best for Avatar, so they made the incredibly hard decision to surrender, and we appreciate that they trust us with the responsibility of rehoming him.”

“Now, we’re focused on getting him the care he needs.”

Avatar suffered a broken hip, likely the result of falling from a significant height or an object falling on him while he was on the streets, and will undergo corrective surgery this week. That surgery and his other care are expected to cost $5,000. The MSPCA asks that anyone able to donate to help offset that cost please do so at mspca.org/avatar.

Avatar’s recovery is expected to take about two weeks, and then he’ll need weeks, possibly months, of physical therapy before he will regain full function of his leg. Interested adopters may fill out an inquiry at mspca.org/bostonadopt.


“Scared but Friendly” Arrivals Settling in; Shelter Teams Plan Adoptions before Thanksgiving

BOSTON and Salem, Mass., Nov. 4, 2021 – Ten dogs rescued from a massive animal cruelty case in Arkansas are now safe after teams from the MSPCA-Angell and Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) drove to Tennessee on Monday, Nov. 1, loaded them into a van and drove them to the Bay State, where they arrived yesterday.

The new arrivals are among 280 dogs and 100 cats found living in deplorable conditions at the Humane Society of the Delta in Helena, Arkansas, which was shut down by state officials last week following a police raid that uncovered dead and emaciated dogs, a huge rat infestation, and mountains of trash.  The shelter’s director is facing hundreds of animal cruelty charges.

Coalition Effort to Save “Scared, Skinny but Friendly” Dogs

The 10 dogs taken in by the MSPCA and NEAS are Pit Bulls aged from three to six years, and appear to be healthy overall.  They, along with hundreds of others, were first evacuated from the Arkansas shelter on Oct. 23 and taken to the Animal Rescue Corps in Tennessee.

A coalition of regional animal welfare organizations then worked together to save the animals, including the Humane Society of Tulsa, Cabot Animal Services in Cabot, Arkansas, the Nashville Humane Society, Arkansas Pet Savers, and the Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville, Arkansas.  Moreover, the BISSELL Pet Foundation provided logistics support as well as funding and emergency grants for some animals who required surgery and heartworm treatment.

Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs for both NEAS and the MSPCA-Angell, says the teams arrived just in time.

“These dogs absolutely needed a safe place to land as soon as they were out of the Arkansas shelter, and I’m grateful to the other humane organizations who assisted with the rescue and relocation efforts,” he said.

“The 10 dogs in our care are quite friendly and social despite all they’ve gone through, but given the trauma they’ve endured, we’ll need ‘hero’ adopters willing to work patiently with them to help them adapt to their home lives,” added Keiley.

HERO Adopters Needed!

The dogs will serve out their mandatory 48-hour quarantine at NEAS’ Salem facility before some will be moved to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen and the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville.  The dogs will be available for adoption the week of Nov. 8, and anyone interested in adopting can visit neas.org/adopt for more information, or to apply.

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The new arrivals are just some of the thousands of animals the MSPCA will care for in 2021 alone—both inside and outside its adoption centers.  Readers who would like to offset the cost of their care—and the care of animals just like them—can click www.neas.org/arkansasdogs to make a donation.

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