MSPCA’s Cape Cod and Methuen Adoption Centers Housing the Dogs Now Ready for Adoptive Homes
BOSTON and Centerville, Mass., Aug. 28, 2019 – It’s a new lease on life for seven purebred Collies who are resting comfortably at the MSPCA’s Cape Cod and Methuen locations following their seizure from a property in Solon, Maine last month, the MSPCA-Angell announced today.
The Maine Animal Welfare Program worked in concert with multiple animal welfare organizations to remove the dogs—along with more than 100 other animals, including cats, chickens and horses—from the property on July 23rd.
The animals were distributed to some 13 animal welfare organizations, from which they will ultimately be placed into adoptive homes. The MSPCA signaled its intention to help as soon as it received a call.
“We are glad to be able to help in this case, especially knowing that a surrender this large can be extremely burdensome for animal shelters in Maine—and fortunately we’re close enough to ensure comfortable transport for the dogs,” said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs for the MSPCA-Angell, who said that the dogs are generally in good health and should make wonderful pets.
“It’s really hard for dogs housed in this way to be properly socialized and enjoy the medical and daily care that we all expect for our animals,” said Keiley. “We’ve been addressing some minor health concerns, but the dogs have really started to relax in our care and have signaled that they’re ready to be terrific companions.”
The dogs are “Rough Collies,” also known as Long-Haired Collies, which are distinguished by their long-tapered snouts, tipped ears and their intelligence, poise and friendliness.
The MSPCA sent a team of 3 staffers to Maine on Aug. 22nd to transport the dogs—all females who range in age from one to 10 years old—to the MSPCA’s Centerville and Methuen adoption centers, which are equipped with state-approved quarantine units.
“We kept all of them in quarantine for 48 hours and provided as much love, comfort and treats as we would any other animal in our care, and also ran them through health and behavior checks,” said Keiley, who confirmed that the dogs will be groomed prior to going to new homes.
Four of the dogs are in Methuen at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm and three are at the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville, Mass.
The MSPCA encourages would-be adopters to stop by its Centerville and Methuen locations during open hours to meet with the dogs and inquire about adoption.