Stuffed Pals Spend the Night with Adoptable Animals before Regaling their Families with all they’ve Learned about Shelter Pets
BOSTON and Methuen, Mass., Feb. 10, 2020 – Treasured stuffed animals from all over Massachusetts are set to spend the night with adoptable pets at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, Mass. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and there’s no telling at this stage whether the kids or the stuffed animals are more excited!
The first-ever stuffed animal sleepover at Nevins Farm will be all play and some work: stuffed animals will help feed adoptable cats, walk the dogs and muck the paddocks before enjoying a night of slumber party fun. The next day, they will go home with hand-written notes detailing all they have been up to, and stories about the new animal friends they made.
Online registration is now open and the cost is $15. All money raised goes right back into adoption center operations. Stuffed animals should arrive at the Nevins Farm Adoption Center lobby between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Staff and volunteers will also lead a story hour from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 so kids can hear first-hand everything their favorite stuffed animal got up to the night before, ask questions about adoptable animals—and even meet a few live pets!
MSPCA at Nevins Farm Education Coordinator Danielle Wordell is thrilled that after so much planning, the sleepover is near. “The stuffed animal sleepover has been a labor of love for our staff and volunteers, who’ve worked so hard on the logistics—and ensuring we create a fascinating, educational and fun experience for kids and their families. We can’t wait to welcome them all to the Adoption Center!”
The stuffed animal sleepover is one of a series of humane education programs that the MSPCA-Angell runs to foster compassion, responsibility and respect toward animals. Readers can click here to learn more about—and to support—these important community initiatives.