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MSPCA Steps Up to Help More Than Two Dozen Texas Dogs Impacted by Failed Rescue Organization

The MSPCA-Angell is partnering with American Humane and Bissell Pet Foundation to rescue 25 large breed dogs from Texas. The dogs arrived at Hanscom Field in Bedford on the afternoon of April 23.

“Many of these dogs were living at a small rescue operation,” explained MSPCA-Angell Vice President of Animal Protection, Mike Keiley. “But that group was no longer able to provide the care that they needed, so the dogs started to suffer, and it became clear they needed to be moved off the property.”

“Unfortunately, it’s near impossible to find transport partners for dogs right now, especially larger breeds, because most organizations are already full up,” he expounded, alluding to the national dog population crisis.

“Our own population has been at or near capacity for over a year at this point, but thanks to the success of our last adoption event, we were able to free up some space and knew we had to help.”

The dogs range in age from 12-weeks to 10-years-old and are mostly mixes of large breeds, including Pit Bulls, Labrador Retrievers, Hounds, and Catahoulas. After their arrival in Bedford, they were split between all four of the MSPCA’s Adoption Centers. They will be available for adoption following their state-mandated 48-hour quarantine and after receiving any medical care they may need.

The MSPCA will post updates on the dogs’ adoption statuses on its social media pages. Keiley estimates caring for the dogs is expected to cost roughly $5,000. Those interested in donating to help offset that cost may do so at mspca.org/donate.

Nevins Farm Seeks to Rehome More than 100 Animals Recently Surrendered from Ayer Property

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is calling for adopters for more than 160 animals who were rescued from an Ayer property in February. The animals were seized by MSPCA Law Enforcement and Ayer Police after it was discovered that they were living in unsanitary conditions without adequate access to food and water—and officers observed injured animals in need of medical care.

Their previous owner, who is being charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty, surrendered the animals to the care of the MSPCA on April 8.

Among the animals are 91 chickens, 11 ducks, eight geese, and two ponies, as well as 49 goats, some of whom are pregnant.

“Many of these animals needed medical care,” said MSPCA-Angell Vice President of Animal Protection, Mike Keiley. “In addition to caring for the pregnant goats and their eventual babies, we need to castrate the males, and some of the birds also need additional treatment, including a poor goose that has a tumor on its eyelid.”

Keiley estimates caring for these animals has already topped $20,000, with more costs accruing as they continue on their road to recovery. Those who would like to donate to help offset that cost are asked to do so at mspca.org/ayer.

“Getting all of these animals ready for adoption will take an extraordinary amount of work, given the condition they arrived in,” Keiley expounded. “But there are some goats, ducks, geese, and roosters at Nevins who are ready to find their forever homes now.”

Interested adopters can visit Nevins Farm in Methuen during open hours, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m., or submit an inquiry online at mspca.org/nevinsadopt.

Nevins Farm Sounds Alarm for Bird Adopters Following Huge Surrender!

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is issuing an urgent call for farm bird adopters following a large surrender of more than 100 of the animals from a single property in Hampden County.

“This is not a case of a person who mistreated their animals,” explained MSPCA-Angell Vice President of Animal Protection, Mike Keiley. “The birds were in really good condition when they came to us because, even though their previous owner was experiencing a crisis in her own life, she wanted to make sure the animals were prioritized.”

“So, when that person was no longer able to care for the animals, she reached out to us for help because she knew that we would be there to support her.”

Shortly after the surrender, Nevins Farm also took in nearly 100 more farm birds, 49 goats, and two ponies as part of a Law Enforcement investigation elsewhere in Massachusetts. No further details on that case are available at this time.

“All told, we basically took in two entire farms’ worth of animals on our single property in a span of days,” said Keiley. “Caring for them has required all hands on deck.”

Interested adopters are asked to visit during open hours, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m., or submit an inquiry at mspca.org/nevinsadopt.

“Every day that these animals are at Nevins costs us roughly $150 for labor, shavings, and food,” Keiley explained. “It’s really straining our resources.” The MSPCA asks that anyone able to donate to help offset that cost please do so at mspca.org/hampden.


“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.

Support the Animals!

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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