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Help Us Find a Home for This Amazing Elderly Horse!

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen is pulling out all the stops to ensure a very special elderly horse gets a loving new home for the Holidays—before he marks a full year of homelessness. Merlin, an “American Paint” horse, first arrived at Nevins Farm last December, when he was underweight and had a mouth full of pain. Because his teeth had not been properly maintained, they’d developed points that cut into his gums. Moreover, some of his teeth were fractured and had to be extracted.

“When Merlin came to us, he weighed just 850 pounds, which may sound like a lot but it’s very underweight for a horse of his size,” explained Rachel Diersen, equine and farm animal supervisor at Nevins Farm. “Now, Merlin is close to 1,100 pounds and so much healthier.”

Merlin was involved in a Law Enforcement case. The MSPCA was granted full custody of him last week, after his owner chose not to pay a bond that was ordered by a judge. Now, the organization is looking for his forever home.

“Merlin will be the oldest horse we’ve placed in recent memory, and he’s very special,” said Diersen. “We’re highly motivated to rehome him now that we have custody, because he’s responded so well to treatment and has such a wonderful personality, and we’re hoping to enlist the help of the public to find this older gentleman an awesome retirement home.”

“We’re looking for adopters who understand how to care for senior horses and the extra management they require,” she added. “His days of enjoying rides with humans may be over, but he will still be a great companion in the right home.”

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More Animals Evacuated from Ian's Desctruction

The MSPCA-Angell and Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) have rescued nearly 100 cats impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida over the past few weeks, and now the two organizations are joining together to rescue more pets. On October 12, they had vans on the ground at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to receive 31 cats and 9 dogs on a flight funded by the Bissell Pet Foundation. The animals were immediately brought to NEAS in Salem to serve out their 48-hour state-mandated quarantine.

Prior to that transport, the organizations had already taken in 91 cats from Florida since late last month, beginning with the evacuation of cats September 27, prior to when Hurricane Ian made landfall. About a third of those cats have been adopted, but the others are still looking for their forever homes. Interested adopters may learn more about them and apply to adopt at neas.org/adopt. The dogs and cats transported today will be available after their quarantine and after they receive any medical care they need, including spaying and neutering.

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Beagles Rescued from Virginia Breeding Facility

As reported in the New York Times, about 4,000 dogs are being rescued from the Virginia breeding facility, Envigo, where they were forced to live in confined, unsanitary, and inhumane conditions.  The Virginia facility was shut down in early July.

Now, the MSPCA-Angell and Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) in Salem are bringing more Beagles to Massachusetts, where loving homes await. In a little less than a week, they’re heading to Virginia to transport up to 50 more dogs. And, they’re planning at least four more trips next month to bring more Beagles in.

The MSPCA and NEAS have been working with the Humane Society of the United States to bring the animals up to Massachusetts.  The organizations believe that at least some of the new Beagles will be made available for adoption the week of July 25 and interested adopters can apply via neas.org/adopt or mspca.org/adopt.

Anyone interested in donating to help care for the Beagles may do so at mspca.org/beagles or by clicking the button below.

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“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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BOSTON and Salem, Mass. Nov. 23, 2022 – The MSPCA-Angell’s Community Outreach team has distributed more than 400,000 pet meals to pets in need this year, but supplies are dwindling as the busy holiday season approaches. And, with inflation still forcing many to cut back and make hard decisions to stay afloat, the need is greater now than ever.

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METHUEN, Mass. Nov. 17, 2022 – The MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen is pulling out all the stops to ensure a very special elderly horse gets a loving new home for the Holidays—before he marks a full year of homelessness.

Merlin, an “American Paint” horse, first arrived at Nevins Farm last December, when he was underweight and had a mouth full of pain. Because his teeth had not been properly maintained, they’d developed points that cut into his gums. Moreover, some of his teeth were fractured and had to be extracted. When Nevins Farm staffers first met Merlin in December of last year, though, they knew they could nurse him back to health.

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