More on Our Surrender Process
- We ask that the animal’s owner be present at the time of surrender. If this isn’t possible, please call an Adoption Center to make other arrangements.
- Gather your animal’s medical records, as well as the name and phone number of their most current veterinarian.
- We will ask you to fill out pet personality profiles/animal history forms on your animal when you come to our adoption center. The personality profile is very important as it helps us make the right match between your animal and a potential adopter.
**Please note that we request a donation to help cover the costs of the animal while it is in our care. This amount may varies depending on the type of animal.
The MSPCA receives more than 600 animals at the Equine and Farm Center at Nevins Farm each year. We are limited in the number of animals that we can accommodate at the farm. We encourage you to seek alternative placement for your animals, and we will gladly suggest resources should you need assistance. We are overwhelmed with the number of animals we are able to accommodate at the farm and ask that you try everything you can to work on the situation you are facing before surrendering your horse or farm animal to us. We have many wonderful success stories of finding homes for pets who are brought to us. At the same time, while we try our best to find homes for every animal that is brought to us, we are often faced with difficult euthanasia decisions when an animal is not medically or behaviorally sound for adoption. We do not make this decision based on length of stay or space. The adoption center environment can be a very stressful place for a pet. While we do our best to make each animal feel as comfortable as possible, it is not a home. It is for this reason that we look to you to try everything you can to work on the situation you are facing before surrendering your animal to us.
Are you a responsible horse owner with a short term need? The MSPCA Equine Assistance Program may be able to help with the cost of hay, grain, or other care depending on the situation.