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MSPCA at Nevins Farm Holding Fee-Waived Open House for Goats!

Fees Waived for All Goats Aged One and Up on June 29

METHUEN, Mass., June 26, 2024 – The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is holding its second-ever fee-waived open house for goats on Saturday, June 29. The event comes after the surrender of dozens of goats from a property in Ayer—some of whom were pregnant.

“We ended up with 49 goats from the Ayer case, and it’s taken some time to get them all ready for adoption,” explained Kaycie McCarthy, equine and farm animal outreach and rescue manager at Nevins Farm. “We had to wait until the pregnant goats had babies, and we also had many males that needed to be castrated.”

“All told, we have about 40 goats available to adopt fee-free this weekend,” she said, noting that some goats from a surrender in Owego, New York are also among those available.

“We don’t often waive fees for goats as they’ve historically been adopted pretty quickly after coming to the farm,” McCarthy added.

“But given the number of surrenders we’ve had in the last few months, our population has swelled, so we need to pull out all the stops to get these animals into the loving homes they deserve.”

Not ‘Kidding’ Around!

On June 29, fees will be waived for all goats aged one and older. Those fees generally cost between $150 and $250—money that can be put toward the care of these new pets.

“People often think that they need to be experienced farmers to adopt goats, but that’s not true,” McCarthy elaborated. “If they have adequate shelter for goats and are willing to learn, that’s all that matters.”

The goats at Nevins range in age from five-months to 10-years-old, but only those aged one and older are available to adopt fee-free during the open house. The goats are various breeds, including Nigerian Dwarfs, La Manchas, and Alpines, and all of them have horns.

“Goats can be goofy and fun pets. They play together and climb things. They sometimes try to sneak food like a puppy might,” added McCarthy. “We know that they’ll bring a lot of light and love to their new homes!”

Registration is recommended, but not required for the open house. Those interested may visit for more information and to sign up.